Musk Tweets About Upcoming Nav Update, Boring Company Building Blocks

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After another whirlwind week of moving the world toward sustainability one electric car at a time, Elon Musk had just a few things left to tell his legion of Twitter followers before climbing into bed Sunday night. First, a major upgrade in the navigation system used in Tesla automobiles will start rolling out next weekend. Second, the Boring Company is using the rocks excavated from its tunneling project in southern California to make LEGO-like building blocks. More on that in a moment.

Updated Tesla Nav System

First, the Musk Man responded to a tweet by a frustrated Tesla owner showing the current navigation system in his car taking him miles out of his way to reach a destination in Seattle.

Tesla navigation

The depth of the angst Tesla owners feel with the current clunky system can be seen in this response to Elon’s announcement by Oracl3: “Military Grade…I want to know ‘no left turns at 4pm’…I want to know streets with stop signs….I want the REAL fastest route built from AI…and I don’t mean the one that passes me by every restaurant….I want side streets, damn it!” You’re about to get your wish, Oracl3.

The folks at Teslarati point out that the old navigation system uses a combination of Google Maps and Garmin Navigon software. The new navigation software is probably what’s needed to make Musk’s plan for a Tesla to drive itself from LA To NYC without human intervention possible.

Boring Company Building Blocks

If you are busy boring a tunnel from SpaceX headquarters to LAX, what do you do with all the rock and rubble removed by your super duper hi tech boring machine along the way? Most folks would find a hole somewhere and fill it with the detritus, but Elon Musk is not most folks. He is taking that rubble and turning it into the most unique miniature building blocks in the world. The people at LEGO are busy finding ways to make their products more sustainable, but what could be more sustainable then recycled rocks?

Musk tweeted this photo to give people an idea what he has in mind. You might not be able to afford a Tesla Model 3, but almost everyone could own a piece of history — building blocks made from the debris left behind from building the first ever Boring Company tunnel. Talk about your historical artifact.

Musk Egypt tweet

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Steve Hanley

Steve writes about the interface between technology and sustainability from his home in Florida or anywhere else The Force may lead him. He is proud to be "woke" and doesn't really give a damn why the glass broke. He believes passionately in what Socrates said 3000 years ago: "The secret to change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new."

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