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Published on July 19th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

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Elon Musk To Make Mach-1 Hyperloop Announcement In August

hyperloop-tubeIs Elon Musk the modern day reincarnation of Nikola Tesla? He sure seems like it, and after launching successful space and electric car companies, Musk’s next ambitious project is a “hyperloop” mass transit system capable of speeds of 1,000 mph or more, and he announced via Twiiter that he’ll be posting the alpha design on August 12th, seeking improvement and input.

The hyperloop concept is a simple premise, utilizing a sealed vacuum tube stretching across the country. Capsules of people or products would zip along in these frictionless tubes at speeds of around 800 mph, and perhaps even as fast as 4,000 mph. This would allow for trips between New York City and L.A. in about 40 minutes or so.

Musk, who already has his hands full with Tesla Motors, is releasing the alpha design of his hyperloop for public input. As Musk envisions, the system would be solar powered, accident-free, twice as fast as an airplane, and is ready to leave when you are. Oh, it will also be cheaper than building train lines as well.

It all sounds very Futurama to me, but Musk has already done the impossible with Tesla, so doubters beware.

Source: Carscoops | Twitter




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  • susannaschick

    awesome pic! he reallllly needs to make that announcement as an exclusive interview with yours truly for Gas2. There’s no better way to get such great news about a truly revolutionary form of transit out.

  • Jo Borras

    :: YAWN ::

    Call me when I can have sex with a Lucy Liu bot.

  • Mark

    Musk explicitly aid it’s NOT a vacuum tube. He never said it would go 4000 mph, just that it would go LA to SF in 30 minutes, that’s confusing it with a group called ET3 that has nothing to do with Musk’s Hyperloop. Lot’s of other sites did this too.

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  • Foglio

    Comon… Really man…

  • http://www.kevinhughesdesign.net Kevin Hughes

    In a world where no one pays taxes, we’d all be a little bit richer – but our infrastructure would be crumbling to the ground faster than it already is. So yes, take my tax dollars to improve our infrastructure. It needs it, badly.

  • EdselFord

    Really….Really

  • EdselFord

    Really

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