UPDATE: Interest continues to surround the Board of Metropolitan Water’s decision to allow BMW X1 drivers access to their underground road system. BMW announced to the media today that the GPS system also includes not only the regular roads but also the streets beneath the streets of Australia’s major cities.
A BMW spokesman said, “BMW is once again leading the way. The all new BMW X1 has been designed to give a level of drive and versatility that enables drivers to live an unplanned life. Its compact, agile nature makes it perfect for above and below ground driving and the tunnel system gets our drivers from the city to the country without the hassle of traffic. I’m sure they’ll be more than happy when the car launches this month.”
A Government spokesperson confirmed the existence of the road system earlier today but refused to open the underground streets to the general public.
In the latest development in our exclusive breaking story on BMW X1 drivers soon being allowed exclusive use of the Board of Metropolitan Water’s underground roadways, a Government spokesperson has just released a statement also confirming the existence of the roadways but says there are no plans to open the roads to the general public.
“These roads are a vital ingredient in the Government’s planned and unplanned emergency evacuation policies. In the event of an emergency, important members of Parliament and of our national sporting teams need to be able to leave the city as quickly as possible. We can’t let just anyone drive around down there.”
He denied the tunnels had been used by politicians to get to exclusive beachside suburbs quicker and said the only reason BMW drivers were being allowed access to the roads was because, “They’re the only ones with the technology to navigate the labyrinth of twisting tunnels, especially given recent heavy rainfalls.”
Public opinion is divided on the Government’s decision to allow exclusive access to BMW X1 drivers with Tunnel enthusiast Ben McWilliams starting up a Facebook petition “I don’t own a BMW but I wanna drive underground too” in an effort to have the tunnels opened up to the wider driving community.
BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: An advertisement in today’s Australian newspaper for the new BMW X1 claims that the advanced-engineering, sat-nav, underground global positioning system in the X1 not only showed the regular streets and roadways but the rumoured underground road networks of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane.
Stories and rumours of the underground roadways, originally used by State Water Boards, have persisted for years but successive State and Federal Governments had refused to confirm or deny their existence.
In the latest update, a spokesperson from the Board of Metropolitan Water has issued this statement confirming their existence. Robert Hexeins said, “Following an extraordinary meeting of the Board this morning, I can now confirm the existence of the underground road network. It was designed and originally used exclusively by workers of the Board of Metropolitan Water. Since then access has been granted and restricted to members of Parliament, visiting dignitaries and on very rare occasions high profiled members of the public.”
The spokesman would neither confirm nor deny the identity of the celebrities but did say a contract had been negotiated with German car manufacturer BMW that will allow BMW X1 drivers exclusive access.
BREAKING NEWS: An advertisement in today’s Australian newspaper for the new BMW X1 claims that the advanced-engineering, sat-nav, Underground Global Positioning System in the X1 not only showed the regular streets and roadways but the rumoured underground road networks of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane.
Stories and rumours of the underground roadways, originally used by State Water Boards, have persisted for years but successive State and Federal Governments have refused to confirm or deny their existence.
If the claims made in the advertisement are true, it begs the question if BMW drivers are allowed to use them, then who else has been driving around down there?
A Spokesperson for the Board of Metropolitan Water has so far refused to comment.