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Old 19th July 2013, 02:51   #1
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Didn't find any threads on this (allegedly) groundbreaking new form of transport called Hyperloop, designed by Elon Musk (CEO and founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX). He claims that people will be able to go from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes (a distance of 382 miles - 615 KMs). He is going to publish first alpha design of this project on August 12.

Transport industry definitely needs more visionaries like Elon Musk who frequently challenge conventional players . No one imagined few years back that an electric car can be like what Tesla Model S is today and everyone knows about SpaceX. Seeing his past record of turning vision into reality, he deserves to get a benefit of doubt.

Here's a quote from an article on Verge about this announcement -

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Elon Musk's vision for an entirely new form of transportation will be revealed to the world on August 12th. The founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors tweeted this morning that he would "publish Hyperloop alpha design by Aug 12," and added that "critical feedback for improvements would be much appreciated." Musk has previously revealed just a few tantalizing details for the Hyperloop, which he's described as a "fifth form" of transportation — the first four being planes, trains, automobiles and boats.

What Musk has said so far is that the Hyperloop would be a "a cross between a Concorde, a rail gun, and an air hockey table," and would be able to deliver people the 380 miles between Los Angeles and San Francisco in just 30 minutes, dramatically outpacing California's bullet train project, which would make the same trip in just under three hours. Musk has publicly bashed California's bullet train plans as inefficient, and maintains that the Hyperloop would be a better project for the state to undertake. He first brought up the idea for the Hyperloop just about a year ago at a PandoDaily fireside chat and said that he would provide further details on June 20th this year, but it looks as though we'll all have to wait until August to learn more about how his proposed system would function.
More reading on how Musk's Hyperloop might actually work.

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Great read. Although we will have to wait till August 12th to actually know how much of the guessing by others actually pans out to be correct.
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This guy, Elon Musk, pretty much intends on bringing actual, usable, sci-fi stuff to end users. He's done it before with the Tesla and has been arguably successful at that. I vouch for his new project. Full chances for Hyperloop to be a big commercial success!
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This guy, Elon Musk, pretty much intends on bringing actual, usable, sci-fi stuff to end users. He's done it before with the Tesla and has been arguably successful at that. I vouch for his new project. Full chances for Hyperloop to be a big commercial success!
The way he has been able to execute on his ideas, he is getting a reputation that of Tony Stark .
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The Hyperloop plan by Elon Musk has been revealed today!

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/elo...ry?id=19940273

Get the PDF here:

http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/hyperloop

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Great concept, although Vacuum should be needed, for maintaining 600-700 mph effortlessly. But, again maintaining a Vacuum in a long tube will be power consuming, and a small leak will upset the Hyperloop big time.
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i doubt it will become a reality anytime soon. even though i want to see this made at the earliest.

political factors. big oil interests. the environment brigade. the industrial establishment behind the bullet trains.

This project involves too many uncertainties for one driven individual to handle. That's a shame though..
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Given what this guy has done with the Tesla, I would hesitate before doubting that this vision will come true. Of course, in this case, he has a mountain of red tape to drill through first.
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Given what this guy has done with the Tesla, I would hesitate before doubting that this vision will come true. Of course, in this case, he has a mountain of red tape to drill through first.
Exactly my thoughts. I think he will end up doing the prototype for this and that may trigger some more interest.
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Exactly, he is not just a common man day dreaming. This is Elon Musk, the guy who factualised Tesla. I think he will atleast end up making a 400mph capsule or something like that. Lol
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The way he has been able to execute on his ideas, he is getting a reputation that of Tony Stark .
This is completely off-topic but I had to post this. These are his tweets in last week -

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We figured out how to design rocket parts just w hand movements through the air (seriously). Now need a high frame rate holograph generator. - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/statuse...28785476284416
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Will post video next week of designing a rocket part with hand gestures & then immediately printing it in titanium - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/statuse...32852101484544
Someone asked like IronMan?

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Yup. We saw it in the movie and made it real. Good idea! - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/statuse...98424294133760
Now I'm convinced that this guy is from future and he's just trolling us.
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Exactly my thoughts. I think he will end up doing the prototype for this and that may trigger some more interest.
Not really, before that happens we got to see more such news.

Elon Musk's hyperloop will work.

Elon Musk's hyperloop needs tweaking
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Didn't find any threads on this (allegedly) groundbreaking new form of transport called Hyperloop, designed by Elon Musk (CEO and founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX). He claims that people will be able to go from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes (a distance of 382 miles - 615 KMs). He is going to publish first alpha design of this project on August 12.
Thank you Gandhi for sharing the information about this amazing concept.

Looking at the first principles of engineering, this looks not only possible but also within the current technological limits and within the commercial viability.

Not only people but the goods also can be transported to an extent. Thereby reducing the exploitation of natural resources like oil, road construction material etc.

And this can be also be done below the land / sea, in some segments.

Here is the youtube link:

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Space X CEO Elon Musk’s HyperLoop One and HyperLoop Transportation Technologies (HTT) have set eyes on the route between Bengaluru and Chennai, which usually takes about 6 to 7 hours by bus or train.

Chennai-Bangalore route could be Hyperloop’s India debut,

This route which takes an hour or so by flight has been chosen by HyperLoop as India’s first high speed connection that will reduce the travel time to 30 minutes.
Hyperloop One transport system has been proposed for 5 routes in India among 30 others across the world, showcase on February 28 in Delhi.

Hyperloop Oone, the futuristic tube-based high-speed transportation system, has announced 35 teams from all over the world to actualise the potential of the system in different regions – with one of them being India.

Hyperloop is a new way to move people and things at airline speeds for the price of a bus ticket. It’s on-demand, energy-efficient and safe. Think: broadband for transportation.

The ‘Hyperloop One Global Challenge’, announced by the company in May 2016, was able to attract 2,600 teams of engineers and planners from across the globe, according to a report from Inverse. The 35 finalist teams were announced on Friday, and will be present at three showcases that will be held by the company in New Delhi on February 28, Washington DC on April 6 and London on April 27.

List of all proposed Hyperloop projects under consideration!
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HyperLoop One is also interested in the Indian roots including Chennai-Mumbai, Bengaluru-Thiruvananthapuram, and Mumbai-Delhi. The company has already submitted the Letter of Intent to India’s Union Ministry of Road Transport
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The Hyperloop concept, which was now made open source by Musk, could be a perfect replacement for a bullet train and the idea is basically constructing massive tube fitted on concrete that run between two cities. Pods carrying people will travel through these pipes at the speed of 1223.1 kmph. Magnetic accelerators will propel the pods forward inside this partial-vacuum tube
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Solar Panels on the top of the tubes and windmills on the pillars to tap energy will further reduce the operational cost. It apparently needs energy only when it begins the journey and can glide for over 200 miles on touching the top speed
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But, experts say that implementing this project in India is still far from reality because land acquisition and numerous clearances that follow could take time. The decision on cost and fare might also create a roadblock.
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