Hyperloop – the future of travel

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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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27 Responses

  1. It cool idea can be for the future.It probably woulnt have windows.At that speed you wouldn’t see anything or you would be sick.

  2. I have a question…..
    How many people would be able to fit into one tube?
    And what if there were some parents that wanted to travel somewhere with there kids and there was to many of them to fit into one tube would they have to go into separate tubes?
    But otherwise i think this is a cool idea the pic look cool and in the future i would like to experiece a trip in a tube one day maybe.

  3. How much will it cost to build it from Auckland to wellington. Also how long will it take to build it.

  4. Thats pretty swagy! I bet the plans will inspire some other realy clever ideas

  5. Wouldn’t you get suffocated while travelling through that tube, because if there are many people going into that tube to travel. Wouldn’t would that be so crowded? Specially, what will happen about the passengers luggage’s? Where would they fit? or where will be the place to put the passengers luggage?

    I think this is just un-organised. Inventors like this should be well-prepared to explain all of this.

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