Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak sat down recently for an interview with Bloomberg and gave some pretty interesting tidbits on his feelings towards Tesla. Wozniak feels that Tesla, not Apple, will be the next technological “moonshot.”
According to Wozniak, Tesla’s cars are built around the idea of simple, efficient, and beautiful. Says Woz:
“I don’t know, I think Tesla is on the best direction right now…They put an awful lot of effort into very risky things…Everybody needs transportation in our human life. So ideas of boring holes underground to get around traffic problems in big cities, ideas of the Hyperloop to accelerate traffic without having to take airplane flights. So I’m going to bet on Tesla – so many of these off the wall different directions, and they start with a car.”
One of Elon Musk’s “off the wall” ideas is the Boring Company, which involves plans to bore tunnels beneath Los Angeles in order to create a fast, more efficient method of transportation across long distances. The concept behind The Boring Company is that in order to alleviate traffic woes, roads must go 3D; either up (flying cars), or down (tunnels).
Tunneling presents a huge opportunity as more levels can simply be added. The Boring Company’s solution is to build more cost-effective tunnels by decreasing the diameter to a single lane, and to use an electric sled to essentially shoot vehicles through the tunnel network, thereby removing human error (ie. swerving off course).
If properly developed, a tunnel system would be virtually silent to hose above ground on regular roads and doesn’t come with the issues of flying vehicles, namely weather interference and the possibility of a flying car breaking down and crashing down on people below.
With ideas like this, it’s easy to see why Woz is enamored with Musk’s ideas. Playing it safe does not appear to be something that Musk is familiar with, and innovation more often than not requires some crazy ideas and guts.
SOURCE | Daily Mail