This was first the brainchild of multimillionaire United states.S. home-based business owner Elon Musk, whom planned having the ability to brush guests between San Francisco and Los Angeles within 30 minutes.
While Ahlborn said he knows HTT’s model is unconventional, he said it continues to grow and that in the coming months the company will reveal more details about partnerships and progress it has made in getting its Hyperloop system off the ground. He has now announced plans to build a test track for his Hyperloop transportation system in southern California. The environment inside this tube is filled with low pressure that is similar to an airplane in high altitudes.
Bullet trains used to be thought of as the ultimate in train travel, but not anymore, what with Elon Musk’s Hyperloop project seemingly in full gear. “So now the capsule traveling inside the tubes doesn’t encounter as much resistance, and so therefor can travel really fast with very little energy”.
“It’s 100 percent solar powered, that’s basically the invention here”, he said.
People would travel in capsules inside the tube, riding a cushion of air blasted from underlying skis, propelled by a magnetic linear accelerator, running above or below ground and along low-pressure steel tubes.
Two years ago, Musk announced these plans where the Hyperloop can be described as combining a Concorde jet, a rail gun and an air hockey table where it can transport people at incredible speeds.
On June 15 SpaceX said it would be building a mile-long test track near its Hawthorne, Calif., headquarters and host a competition for student and independent engineering teams to design subscale transport pods.
Building a Hyperloop is no easy task. As per proposal, the construction will start by 2016 and it will be an 8 Kilometer track that will pass through Quay Valley town in California.
The team behind the big plans are not afraid of thinking outside of potential boxes.
The project has crowdsourced talent and labor, involving many individuals, organizations and companies, which is what has allowed the project to move forward so quickly.
For Quay Valley itself, they are looking now at sponsorship deals and investment from strategic partners that can help them with developing the system globally and get them access to the right people.
“We try to look at everything in a very disruptive way”. Are there other ways of creating revenue? “Anywhere we go people are just excited and people want to be a part of it”. Perhaps bee hives, different energy solutions, gardens or something else will enhance the experience and encourage anyone needing to live next to a concrete pylon to accept and even welcome their new “neighbor”. Hyperloop has more than 400 employees and various industry partners at the present.