PayPal and Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk has revealed his plans for an alpha version of his much-anticipated Hyperloop. Essentially, it's a transportation system that would move passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in less than 30 minutes. Musk's system works on the same basic principle as an air hockey table, transporting passengers at supersonic speeds with extremely low friction. At the moment it's a costly concept at around $6 billion for a passenger-only model, but follow along to see if this work of science fiction will ever turn into reality.
‘Passenger ready’ by 2019, claims the company
It just rolls off the tongue
Big milestone for LA-based Hyperloop One
Pods in tubes, y’all
Resolved for an undisclosed amount
Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 12 minutes
From ride-sharing to pod-sharing
The Quay Valley project has hit some snags
Hyperloop One wants to focus on the factory, not the lawsuit
But not in the way you think
Oil tycoon likes ultimate fighting and (apparently) tube-based travel
Put that in your pipe and smoke it
Augmented windows, motion capture technology... plush leather interior?
Don't tell SHIELD
You blinked, didn't you?
And it was just okay
LA-based Hyperloop Technologies is now... Hyperloop One
The Hyperloop arms race is real
Courtesy of Reddit's pod design team
Slovakia says it struck a deal with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies