Posted by Zia Shah
Tesla co-founder Elon Musk shared his design Monday for a solar-powered “Hyperloop” train that could travel at 800 mph.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Imagine strapping into a car-sized capsule and hurtling through a tube at more than 700 mph — not for the thrill of it, but to get where you need to go.
On Monday, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled a transportation concept that he said could whisk passengers the nearly 400 miles between Los Angeles and San Francisco in 30 minutes — half the time it takes an airplane.
If it’s ever built.
His “Hyperloop” system for travel between major cities is akin to the pneumatic tubes that transport capsules stuffed with paperwork in older buildings.
In this case, the cargo would be people, reclining for a ride that would start with a force of acceleration like an airplane but then be turbulence free.