Is this the next mode of Transport – Hyperloop ?

13 Aug


Today Elon Musk revealed the design concept of new mode of transport between the cities called Hyperloop, a tube like design.You may be wondering (or may not be ) who is Elon Musk ? . Elon Musk is the man behind the SpaceX project that is planning to send people in Space.

Elon on his twitter page and on Tesla blog described what made him create this Hyperloop project.Elon Says
However, for a sub several hundred mile journey, having a supersonic plane is rather pointless, as you would spend almost all your time slowly ascending and descending and very little time at cruise speed. In order to go fast, you need to be at high altitude where the air density drops exponentially, as air at sea level becomes as thick as molasses (not literally, but you get the picture) as you approach sonic velocity

Hyperloop Design Images :

Hyperloop

Hyperloop

Hyperloop Design by Elon Musk (1)

Hyperloop Design by Elon Musk (1)

Hyperloop Design by elon Musk (3)

Hyperloop Design by Elon Musk (3)

Hyperloop Sketch

Hyperloop Sketch

Hyperloop Design

Hyperloop Design

Hyperloop Design by Elon Musk (1)

Hyperloop Design by Elon Musk (1)

Hyperloop Design by elon Musk (7)

Hyperloop Design by Elon Musk (7)

If we are to make a massive investment in a new transportation system, then the return should by rights be equally massive. Compared to the alternatives, it should ideally be:

  • Safer

  • Faster

  • Lower cost

  • More convenient

  • Immune to weather

  • Sustainably self-powering

  • Resistant to Earthquakes

  • Not disruptive to those along the route

You can get more insights into this Hyperloop project here

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Date posted: August 13, 2013