Cheaper and faster than air travel, immune to weather and simply a “really fun ride,” can you picture yourself going from downtown LA to downtown San Francisco in under 30 minutes–at a cost cheaper than an air ticket or car?
Elon Musk, a South African American entrepreneur and SpaceX founder, wants to develop the next big thing in transit and believes he found the answer.
The “Hyperloop,” a possible fifth form of transportation after after planes, trains, automobiles and boats, according to Musk:
“How’d you like something that can never crash, it is immune to weather, it goes three or four times faster than the bullet train that’s being built? It goes an average speed of twice what an aircraft could do,” said Musk.
“So you would go from downtown LA to downtown San Francisco in under 30 minutes. It would cost you much less than an air ticket or car. Much less than any other mode of transport, because the fundamental energy cost is so much lower. You can also make it self powering if you put solar panels on it.”