Elan Musk, co-founder of PayPal and co-founder and current CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, today released information on the Hyperloop. The Hyperloop is a project Elan has been teasing the world with for the last year.
SO, what is Hyperloop?
Fed up that the state of California is planning to build one of the most expensive per mile and slowest bullet trains, Elan took action and developed a new form of transportation. His answer to the $70 billion USD California bullet train project is the Hyperloop. He has dubbed this creation a so-called “fifth mode” of transportation “after planes, trains, cars and boats.”
In a nutshell, Elan’s invention is a solar-powered elevated transit system that travels around 700 MPH. Sounds like sci-fi, right? I agree. After scoping out his 57-page PDF of info on this idea, I discovered some fascinating tidbits about the Hyperloop.
While Elan’s specs have the tubes running from San Francisco to Los Angeles, other states should take notice (like you, Texas!). Imagine getting from one major city to another in a matter of minutes, all the while traveling in a capsule at a minimal price. Interested in reading more? Check out the full specs as to how this can be created, how it would work and the costs associated with it at Tesla Motors.
Sounds amazing, right? This is only an idea, but this could be the next thing in transportation. How we live and work and travel could all be changed by this invention, oh the possibilities …
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