mit hyperloop

Hyperloop is a hypothetical mode of high-speed transportation proposed by inventor and SpaceX founder Elon Musk. Musk has envisioned the system as a ‘fifth mode’ of transportation, an alternative to boats, planes, automobiles and trains. The system would, in theory, be able to travel from downtown Los Angeles to downtown San Francisco in under 30 minutes (at more than 685 mph).

In 2013, Musk said that the hyperloop would be like a ‘cross between a Concorde and a railgun and an air hockey table,’ but no further details have been released. Musk is quoted as saying, ‘I think we could actually make it self-powering if you put solar panels on it, you generate more power than you would consume in the system. There’s a way to store the power so it would run 24/7 without using batteries. Yes, this is possible, absolutely.’


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