“Beat the Snail”, was the title of the “Not-a-Boring-Competition” in Las Vegas offered by Tesla boss Elon Musk.
With his company “The Boring Company”, a tunnel construction and infrastructure company, Musk wants to solve the traffic problem of cities and put the transport network underground. The goal of the competition: to drill a 30-metre-long tunnel with a diameter of half a metre and to do it faster than a snail crawls. The winning team from Munich came very close to achieving this goal. The “TUM Boring” team managed 22 metres and emerged as the clear winner of the competition. Almost 400 teams from all over the world applied for the competition. Twelve of them – including TUM – competed last week in Las Vegas with their self-developed tunnel boring machines.
We congratulate the students on this great success and wish them nothing but the best for the future!
We are very happy that we could support the project with our custom-made conveyor belts.
You can find out more about the project on the “TUM-Boring” homepage!
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