Elon Musk to reveal more on Hyperloop today

Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Elon Musk, the man behind Tesla and Space X will finally unveil today the revolutionary concept for high-speed travel called Hyperloop.

According to Musk, the system will take you from Los Angeles to New York in 45 minutes, that’s a trip of 4 488.9 km by the way. Now if my math is right it would be going at 1126km/h that is freakishly fast. If anyone else said that they would be laughed out of the room but this is Elon Musk who Jon Favreau, director of the Ironman movies, describes Musk as the inspiration for of genius billionaire Tony Stark AKA Ironman.

Now Musk hasn’t given away any real details about how the Hyperloop works. So far, the most we’ve been able to glimmer is that it’s a “cross between a rail gun, the concord, and an air hockey table”, as he told AllthingsD’s D11 conference.

On Thursday, Musk said during a Google Hangout with Sir Richard Branson about entrepreneurship, “It does involve a tube, but not a vacuum tube”. He did however say during a Pando Daily interview that it could be “self-powering if you put solar panels on it”, and that it could “generate more power than you would consume in the system.”

Though he won’t be working on it himself since as he is too involved with SpaceX and Tesla to be distracted with such a large endeavor. He has promised to publish the design as Open Source to “see if the people can find ways to improve it.”

Now his Twitter feed has been fairly dormant since 1 August so now we wait to see where the what he promises to be Open Source details on his “fifth mode” of transport.



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