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Paypal founder unveils 760mph 'Hyperloop'
By T.K. Randall
August 14, 2013 · 22 comments
Image Credit: Tesla Motors
Entrepreneur Elon Musk has revealed his concept for a futuristic super-sonic transportation system.
The 'Hyperloop' system would revolutionize transport by shooting capsules through a long tube connecting two destinations. Passengers would sit inside the capsules and travel at speeds of up to 760mph while floating on a cushion of air. The proposed route would see the Hyperloop being implemented between Los Angeles and San Francisco, theoretically allowing transit between the two cities in as little as 30 minutes.
The flagship system would cost around $6bn and stretch over 380 miles. "Short of figuring out real teleportation, which would of course be awesome... the only option for superfast travel is to build a tube over or under the ground that contains a special environment," said Musk.
US-based entrepreneur Elon Musk has unveiled his proposed near-supersonic "Hyperloop" transport concept to link Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Source: BBC News
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