14 August 2013

Hyperloop: High-speed Transportation System

Could be found on Sci-Fi Movies or Now with Reality? This has been trended about in the tech world. How could a single man long-planned for his HyperLoop High-Speed Transport system?

HyperLoop design
Image Via Mashable
An entrepreneur, Elon Musk, unveiled its highly-anticipated HyperLoop Transport System. How could a transport system from New York to Los Angeles be at least 45 minutes and could travel at 800mph? Others think it is impossible but not with Elon Musk, who also a founder of  SpaceX and Tesla Motors. In his Tweet, he revealed the Alpha Hyperloop design.


In his blog post, he stated that this HyperLoop ideally could benefit anyone:
  • Safer
  • Faster
  • Lower cost
  • More convenient
  • Immune to weather
  • Resistant to Earthquakes
  • Sustainable self-powering
  • Not disruptive to those along the route
HyperLoop was first proposed by NASA in 1967 and called it Tubeflight. It was way back technically feasible but unrealistic. Though, admittedly, Musk claimed it is unrealistic to even build it for $6 billion.

Is this innovation a joke? 

In an interview, Musk told Businessweek, that his Hyperloop Transportation System is powered by solar and could transport people in aluminum so could pod at the speed of 800 mph.

Hyperloop can be a reality?

Who is Elon Musk?

Elon Musk is an entrepreneur. He is the original co-founder of Paypal. Also, he founded of Zip5 – Internet software company – in 1995.

Later in 2002, he founded SpaceX (space exploration technologies) in the hope to revolutionize space technology.

In the next year, Musk founded Tesla Motors – class of luxury electric vehicles. Then, lately, on August 12, 2013, he revealed its Hyperloop Transportation system.

References:
  1. The Hyperloop: Another Great Transportation Failure? -
    http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow/story/314676/[email protected]@[email protected]@-WhatsNewNow-635120352000000000
  2. Hyperloop Dreams: Let's Fund More Unrealistic Ideas - http://mashable.com/2013/08/12/hyperloop-op-ed/
  3. Hyperloop by Elon Musk - http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/hyperloop (Full Details: http://www.teslamotors.com/sites/default/files/blog_images/hyperloop-alpha.pdf)
  4. Elon Musk Reveals Hyperloop Transport System Alpha Design - http://mashable.com/2013/08/12/elon-musk-hyperloop-reveal/
  5. Revealed: Elon Musk Explains the Hyperloop, the Solar-Powered High-Speed Future of Inter-City Transportation - http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-08-12/revealed-elon-musk-explains-the-hyperloop
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