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Elon Musk unveils his company's first tunnel in Hawthorne, and it's not a smooth ride

LOS ANGELES_Billionaire Elon Musk envisions a world where commuting in Los Angeles is as easy as pointing a self-driving car toward an elevator platform embedded in a city street, sinking into a tunnel and zipping seamlessly beneath the traffic at speeds of up to 150 mph.

So far, his company's progress toward this goal has been a bumpier ride.

On Tuesday night, in a parking lot next to SpaceX, the Boring Co. unveiled its first tunnel - a 1.14-mile route that runs 20 to 40 feet beneath the streets of Hawthorne, through a neighborhood sandwiched between

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