Is travel about to change forever??
US Billionaire inventor, Elon Musk, has unveiled a new design for a super-fast transport system.
It carries passengers in pressurised tubes at near-supersonic speeds. It goes so fast that people could be able to travel from about Auckland to Wellington in just 40minutes.
The system is capable of speeds up to 1,220 kilometers (760 miles) an hour, or Mach 0.91.
The system works by having a capsules that people sit in shoot at huge speeds along a long pipe. The capsules are supported on a cushion of air and the pipe is held up by poles connected to the ground.
At this stage Musk said he has no plans to build the system but offered the “open source design” to allow others to pursue a venture.
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