The Hyperloop

The solar-powered system, which Musk previously described as a cross between a Concorde, rail gun and air-hockey table, would shoot as many as 28 passengers in each enclosed capsule through a low-pressure steel tube at up to 800 miles per hour, according to the 57-page design plan.

It will be very interesting to see if Elon Musk or someone else will actually build this.

  • Random Access Memory

    That’s cra cra.

  • Moeskido

    My only question is why we don’t already have something like this in place yet.

  • Jeff Zugale

    After reading the PDF, I was mildly surprised to find it’s pretty well thought out. Needs a whole lot of failure mode R&D and testing, but I’m finding it hard to bet against a guy who has a successful private space launch company…

    • mdelvecchio

      except didn’t he say he’s going going to do it, that’s he’s “too busy” to actually implement it? that’s a red flag to me.

  • Obviously airlines and railroads will lobby against this. We are stuck with a government that doesn’t care about moving forward. Anyway, if this worked it would be awesome! I’d ride it but only after popping 3 Xanax.

  • tylernol

    kickstarter project!

  • Mother Hydra

    Please don’t let the government and special interests ruin this, oh please