No one likes being stuck in traffic. It’s noisy, stressful and more often than not, it causes you to arrive late.
What if we could avoid traffic entirely? Sounds good? But what if we could not only avoid traffic but get where we are going in a matter of minutes rather than hours and at a price far less expensive than that of an airline ticket?
Introducing The Hyperloop Travel
Back in 2013, Tesla and SpaceX founder and billionaire investor Elon Musk first announced his goal to make that vision a reality with an ambitious project call the Hyperloop. Since then, Musk has made the idea open-source, allowing and encouraging teams around the world to make Hyperloop a reality.
The project’s ultimate goal is to revolutionize transportation as we know it by shuttling people and cargo between destinations at a top speed of 760 MPH exceeding those of commercial airlines.
How does it work?
The whole idea feels like something you might see in a space cartoon. People are packed into a pod blasted across hundreds of kilometers in mere minutes.
Musk released blueprints for a pod-style bullet train. No tracks needed, just a tube held up by pylons using air flow similar to a good old air hockey table and the same engineering principles that helped suck mail through tubes back in the day.
From its tube track design, it’s easy to assume that the Hyperloop would operate like the vacuum tubes. It has four key features that set it apart from these vacuum tubes and high-speed train tracks.
The passenger capsules aren’t propelled by air, but by electromagnetic motors similar to once featured in Tesla cars and rail guns. But they are not completely free of air, instead, they have low-pressure air inside of them. Most things moving through air tubes will end up compressing the air in front, thus creating a cushion of air that slows the object down. The Hyperloop features a compressor fan that can redirect air to the back of the capsule for additional propulsion.
Elon Musk’s revolutionary transit system Hyperloop travel is proving to be the future of travel.