Elon Musk’s “Not-a-Boring Competition” was held in Las Vegas on Sunday. Eight student teams from around the world competed against one another, drilling with boring machines they had constructed themselves. The Technical University of Munich (TUM) team, TUM Boring, managed to drill 22 of the total 30 meters necessary and came away the undisputed winner.
Only two teams passed the strict safety inspections to qualify for drilling in the 30-meter competition segment: TUM Boring and Swissloop Tunneling (ETH Zurich). The uncontested winner was TUM Boring with its 22-meter-long tunnel. Due to the safety requirements, the remaining teams were only able to demonstrate their respective technologies for a few meters; among them the MIT Hyperloop III team (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) made it the farthest, a distance of three meters.
Read more.Source: “TUM Boring wins in Las Vegas“, TUM News