Elon Musk has unveiled his underground transportation tunnel, allowing invited guests to take some of the first rides ever on the tech entrepreneur's solution to "soul-destroying traffic".
Guests boarded Musk's Tesla Model S and were driven on Los Angeles-area surface streets about two kilometres away to what's known as O'Leary Station on Tuesday.
The station sits smack dab in the middle of a residential neighbourhood. It consists of a wall-less lift that slowly took the car down a wide shaft, roughly nine metres below the surface.
Reporters described the rides as bumpy but impressive. At least one experienced motion sickness.
The tunnel, meant to be a "proof of concept," runs just over a kilometre under Musk's SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne.
Australian Associated Press