One of the famous American business tycoon, Entrepreneur, investor, engineer, and inventor- Elon Reeve Musk. He is the founder and co-founder of different companies. He is the co-founder, Series A investor, CEO, and product architect of Tesla Inc, CEO, Paypal and CTO of SpaceX. Founder of the Boring Company (2016), and founder and CEO of Neuralink. Here are some of the details of his companies:-
The Boring Company
To resolve the trouble of heart-destroying traffic, for these roads must go to a 3D, which means either flying cars or tunnels. Instead of flying cars, tunnels are long-lasting, out of vision and they are built that way it won’t fall on your head. A huge network of tunnels and tunnels can be in many levels deep that would fix obstruction in any city, no matter how bulky it grew (simple just add levels).
The answer to this is, we can do this by increasing the tunneling speed and reducing the costs by a factor of 5 or more – this is the goal of The Boring Company. Rapid to mine and furthermore low cost of tunnels would also help to make the Hyperloop adoption feasible and enable quick transit across compactly populated regions, enabling travel from New York to Washington DC in less than 30 minutes.
Hyperloop is a concept of an ultra high-speed underground public transportation system in which passengers are elated on autonomous electric pods that are traveling at 500+ miles per hour in a pressurized cabin. Hyperloop pods will help in transporting between 8 and 16 passengers (i.e. mass transit), or a single traveler vehicle.
Now the question arises why Tunnels? To improve traffic conditions, transportation corridors, it’s like the buildings that feed into them, so in order to get bigger; they must expand into three dimensions. So in this, we get two options, one option is to “go up” with flying cars. On the other hand, flying cars have different issues like weather, noise, and generally, it increases the anxiety levels for those below them. So we are left with the second option which is to “go down” and build tunnels. The benefits are:
As discussed above, there is no real limit to how many layers it can be expanded and in these different layers tunnels can be built, so different level of traffic can be addressed in different levels.
Tunnels are durable, long-lasting (weatherproof).
Construction work of tunnel and operations that can be done silently and is invisible to anyone on the surface.
Tunnels don’t divide communities with lanes and barriers.
Now another main question comes that how the cost of such a project can be reduced? The answer to this question is, firstly diminish the tunnel diameter. The accessible standard for a single-lane tunnel is approximately 24 feet and by introducing vehicles on a stabilized electric slither, the diameter can be reduced to less than 10 feet. And simply just by reducing the diameter in half it automatically diminishes tunneling costs by 2-3 times.
Another method is to increase the speed of the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM). The TBMs are super slow in fact a snail is effectively 14 times faster than a soft-soil TBM. The main goal of this project is to defeat that snail in a race. There are different ways to increase TBM speed:
Boost TBM power – The TBM machine’s power output can be doubled (while attached to the appropriate upgrades in cooling systems).
Incessantly tunnel – When constructing a tunnel, current soft-soil machines tunnel for 50% of the time and erect tunnel support structures the other 50%. This is inefficient. Current technologies can be modified to support continuous tunneling activity.
Automate the TBM – While constructing small diameter tunnels machines are automated, as larger ones currently have need of multiple human operators. Simply by automating the larger TBMs, both protection and effectiveness are increased.
Go electric – Current tunnel operations often include diesel motorized. So these can be replaced by electric vehicles which are also more eco-friendly in nature.
Tunnels are also up to far extents are earthquake safe also, how? Let’s see, if tunnels are constructed appropriately, they are always known to be one of the safest places to be during an earthquake. From a structural-security point of view, we can say that the tunnel moves uniformly along with the ground and in contrast to exterior structures. In addition, a huge amount of earthquake damage is caused by falling fragments, which does not apply inside tunnels. And here are some examples:
In 1994 Northridge Earthquake: There was a huge earthquake but still, there was no damage to subway tunnels in LA.
In 1989 Northern California Earthquake: There was no damage to tunnels, which were then used to transport employees from one place to another.
In 1985 Mexico City Earthquake (Massacre): Another earthquake but there was no damage to tunnels, which were also used to transport workers from one place to another.
In the emerging generation of technology, electric skates are way faster and convenient than usual subway cars, and other automobiles. The main concept here is to provide a tunnel system such that through the use of the main road alongside tunnels without any halt in their journey anyone could reach their destination directly and easily. Therefore, unlike subways and trains, the electric skate’s average speed is way better than these trains and subways.
Unlike an underground train, as there is no boundation in upper limit to the number of stations that can be constructed along the tunnel path, as there is not much of a space required, stations can be as small as a single parking space. This will work as each station will consist of elevators and these elevators will be limited as per the available land area in order to remove congestion. Now the electric skates will descend into a tunnel and it will slide inside a tunnel then and later it will merge into the tunnel network. As discussed above stations require such a small space or a footprint, they can be easily constructed even in the busiest road traffics and residential communities, or any location along the tunnel route that can lodge a single parking space. The high density of stations will help reduce congestion by distributing traffic across many access points and by providing more convenient entrance and exit locations.
SpaceX was founded in 2002 by an American private aerospace company. Founder of this company is a famous entrepreneur of Tesla and Boring Company, Elon Musk. Elon being a space-enthusiast his main goal was to place a greenhouse filled with seeds and nutrient gel on Mars so he could essentially establish a life there. However, after some negotiation with Russian space rocket companies, he found that the prices cited for impelling this life pods to Mars were unrealistic.
Musk soon got to know that the relatively low cost of equipment meant that it would be cheaper to build the rockets himself and form a company. The main challenge to face was in making the production method as resourceful as possible. And that’s how SpaceX was formed, with Musk enrolling the help of a handful of reputable space engineers to build reasonably priced rockets for his mission to Mars. Today, SpaceX has spread across its Florida headquarters, rocket-development facility, launch facilities, and several other offices with more than 4,000 employees.
In December, SpaceX started as well as ended a dramatic year of launches from space coast of Florida with a different variety-hour mission: It successfully returned to a newly built Pad 42 which was destroyed in a spectacular explosion in September 2016, launching NASA’s first SpaceX-branded booster and a recycled Dragon capsule to boot. After all the launching and liftoffs, commercial space company was left with an impressive tally for the year which included successful liftoffs: 17, successful flights of a reusable rocket: 4, successful landings: 14.
Even if SpaceX didn’t have a chance to demonstrate the triple-booster rocket before 2018, its technical capability to launch deep space vehicles is only half the battle. And simply the other half is doing it swiftly and efficiently—and this year’s record goes a long way to proving that point.
Tesla was originally Tesla Motors and was integrated in July 2003 by Marc Tarpenning and Martin Eberhard, who initially financed the company until different funding was published. Both Marc and Martin played active roles in the early development of the company prior to Elon Musk’s participation. Elon Musk took his responsibility and led the company’s Series A funds of investment in February 2004 and joined Tesla’s board of directors as its chairman. Musk oversaw Roadster product design at a detailed level and took a lively role within the company, but was not deeply involved in day-to-day business operations.
After the financial crisis, Musk understood the leadership of the company as product architect and CEO of the Tesla Company from 2008 till today overseeing all product development, engineering, and design of the company’s electric vehicles, solar roofs, and battery products. Tesla Motors started its courier by building an electric sports car: Tesla Roadster in 2008, which was a huge success with sales of about 2,500 vehicles to 31 countries. And that was not it;
Tesla began delivery of its Model S sedan which was four-door on June 22, 2012. After the success of the electric car, it divulged its third product, SUV/minivan named as the Model X, on February 9, 2012; however, due to some complexities, the Model X launch was delayed until September 2015.
Tesla introduced two energy storage products namely and the Powerpack industrial-scale battery and the Powerwall home battery in 2015. And in its successive year, Tesla successfully acquired SolarCity, the foremost provider of solar power systems in the United States, and it also released the Solar Roof in the year 2017, a beautiful and reasonably priced energy generation product.
As to conclude we could say that the different and innovative ideas of Elon Musk are setting an example for our new growing generation. The idea of Boring Company is not Boring after all and it is a future changing technology that can be used for transporting persons as well as the automobiles via a safely constructed tunnel. Elon Musk’s project will be soon in work as some dummy architectures have been created and tested, this will help the generation by saving their precious time and also avoid the traffic which by the way is increasing day by day. Another idea of Space X was also brilliant as he successfully achieved great success by collaborating with NASA and sending pods to Mars in order to initialize a small perspective for life. And we cannot ignore one of its major companies: Tesla. He has successfully designed and created electric cars and sunroof panels which are nowadays are the main source of energy.
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