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Elon Musk’s Boring Company machines can be operated with an Xbox One controller



The Boring Company Xbox One Controller
employee of The Boring Company operating machinery using an Xbox
One controller.

Boring Company via Twitter

  • The Boring Company shared footage of an Xbox One
    controller being used for their large-scale infrastructure
  • The company is currently planning four tunnels across
    the country as part of its broader efforts to one day provide
    safe, high-speed transit at a minimal cost.

In a video uploaded to Twitter on
September 8th, Elon Musk’s Boring Company is seen using an Xbox
One controller to manipulate heavy machinery. The tongue-in-cheek
post is captioned “Best video game ever” and shows someone using
the controller’s analog sticks and triggers to rotate the machine
and perform different actions.

While, to the casual observer,
using an Xbox controller may not seem like the best way to handle
such massive machinery, it’s not unheard of: The US Navy plans to
use Xbox 360 controllers to operate the periscopes on its new
due to their ease of use and familiarity among young
 and Xbox controllers have also been used with
autonomous cars,
including military support vehicles.

During an interview with comedian
Joe Rogan last week, Musk said

The Boring Company originally

as a hobby
project born out of a joke, but the company now has major
infrastructure projects planned for Chicago, Washington D.C., Los
Angeles and Hawthorne, California. The company’s Los Angeles
project is called Dugout Loop and aims to install a
zero-emissions, high speed transportation system underneath the

Dugout Loop will run along a
newly excavated three-mile tunnel from Dodger Stadium to a
western terminus near existing Los Angeles metro stations. The
transit system will travel up to 150 miles per hour and The
Boring Company has promised a commute of under four minutes for
special events at the stadium. The company has already shown
significant progress with the excavation of the Los Angeles
tunnel, sharing footage of the
tunnel’s starting point on social media.

The Boring Company’s sense of
humor may not go over so well with critics of the Dugout Loop,
who have called out the project for a lack of oversight. While
speaking with Rogan, Musk admitted that the project may not end
up being successful, but could provide a much needed alternative
within the clogged Los Angeles transit network.

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