Ever wondered what it would feel like to travel at the speed of sound? While this might sound like a cheesy Coldplay reference, it’s actually a recital from Elon Musk’s to do list of cutting edge technologies that are quickly and surely becoming an accessible reality. As the brainchild of the same dynamic tech guru who brought electric powered Teslas onto highways the world over, the Hyperloop pushes the limit while ushering in tech solutions that are as powered up as they are eco-friendly.
The high-speed transportation method relies on linear induction motors and air compressors to boost pressurized capsules from A to Z at the speed of sound, so that making the trek from NYC to Washington DC could take a little under 30 minutes, with speeds expected to reach up to 1,220 km/hour.
While the concept is still a blur, it is quickly materializing into view through Crowdfunding efforts, and will probably become an everyday reality further down the timeline of our immediate future. A prototype is scheduled to be put to the test on a 50-acre site in the hilly hills of Nevada, as early as January of 2016.
The Hyperloop becomes a happy medium between land and air travel, giving thanks to the environment by playing down fuel and costs while also taking traffic jams out of the equation. The new alternative to domestic travel will offer the same service while allowing the customer to avoid having to deal with lengthy airport cues, with no time wasted when waiting for take-off and landing.
As the Hyperloops feasibility study is complete, a prototype is just a few stops away from fruition. In the meantime, anyone that sees eye to eye with this vision is invited to the drawing board, as Crowdfunding remains a driving force to bringing the service to life. Whether brainy engineer, budding designer, industrious architect, click on this link to get on the fast-track to imminent success.