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In our human journey toward the reduction of carbon emission, for a Greener & Cleaner Future, a fifth mode of transport has resurfaced from a short-lived concept originated in 1870’s New York City’s underground public transport system. In 2013, when Elon Musk released his 21st century vision for a fifth mode of transport, he coined the term Hyperloop. This impressive idea and potential to link cities in such a direct manner sparked intense interest. From inception, Musk had always stated that the concept of Hyperloop would be “open source” and actively encouraged others to come together and develop the necessary technology, independently from his involvement. Since then, engineers around the world have been working to make his idea a reality. Virgin Hyperloop had successfully tested the technology with human passengers. In Europe, Hardt Hyperloop is working on the technology and international coalition building needed to create the entire Hyperlooop networks.
In the video published on Jan 27, 2021, “Virgin Hyperloop Passenger Experience“, below:
Seven years after Elon Musk first challenged innovators to develop a functioning hyperloop system, Richard Branson-backed Virgin Hyperloop and Hyperloop TT are in a race to bring the high-speed transportation technology into the real world, in the video published on Jan 26, 2021, “Hyperloop TT vs. Virgin: The Race to Make Musk’s Moonshot a Reality | WSJ“, below:
TODAY’s Natalie Morales caught up with the first passengers of Virgin’s Hyperloop train, Sara Luchien, the company’s director of passenger experience, and Josh Geigel, the co-founder and chief technology officer for Virgin’s Hyperloop, in the video published on Nov 10, 2020, “1st Passengers On Virgin’s Hyperloop Share Their Experience | TODAY“, below:
Finally, Success, at 107 mph under 10 seconds!
Hyperloop track could take passengers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in half an hour. How Hyperloop networks could redefine the economy of the entire continents is explained in the video published on May 20, 2021, “The Hyperloop May Disrupt More Than Just Travel“, below:
Hyperloop may potentially transform multiple cities into a single supercity economy. In addition to much time savings, such transformations of Hyperloop network at scale may potentially deliver massively significant carbon savings. Hyperloop networks will undoubtedly be using solar energy and battery technology.
Multi-region hyperloop networks could become replacement for short-haul passenger and cargo flights and traditional ground transportation (both of which are significant carbon producers), taking inefficient and polluting truck loads off the road. Such networks would require coalition and collaborations of many companies as well as government agencies.
Having multiple companies making progress in hyperloop projects is definitely encourages. Hardt Hyperloop’s next plan is to build a European Hyperloop Center, an open testing facility which would include a 2.6 kilometer test track. Hardt Hyperloop is hoping to be able to test travel speed at 700 km/hr. Virgin Hyperloop is also racing to construct the first hyperloop route, with projects at various stages of development in India, Saudi Arabia, and United States. Recently Virgin Hyperloop announced plans to develop a hyperloop certification center in West Virginia that will include a 6 mile long test track.
Now, let’s take a look at how this great leap in transport infrastructure, Hyperloop, works, in the video published on Jul 11, 2018, “Hyperloop Explained“, below:
In today’s video, we are taking a look Inside The World’s Fastest Hyperloop In Dubai ! Make sure you watch the video till the end to see how this is revolutionizing the transport scene in the UAE, in the video published on Mar 28, 2021, “700 MPH! The World’s Fastest Hyperloop In Dubai | Next Tech“, below:
In the video published on Oct 25, 2020, “Inside India’s $10 Billion Hyperloop“, below:
For more about Hyperloop, please refer to the excerpt from wikipedia, in italics, below:
The Hyperloop is a proposed mode of passenger and freight transportation, first used to describe an open-source vactrain design released by a joint team from Tesla and SpaceX. Hyperloop is described as a sealed tube or system of tubes with low air pressure through which a pod may travel substantially free of air resistance or friction. The Hyperloop could potentially convey people or objects at airline or hypersonic speeds while being energy efficient compared with existing high-speed rail systems. This, if implemented, may reduce travel times compared to train and airplane travel over distances of under approximately 1,500 kilometers (930 miles).
Elon Musk first publicly mentioned the Hyperloop in 2012. His initial concept incorporated reduced-pressure tubes in which pressurized capsules ride on air bearings driven by linear induction motors and axial compressors. The Hyperloop Alpha concept was first published in August 2013, proposing and examining a route running from the Los Angeles region to the San Francisco Bay Area, roughly following the Interstate 5 corridor. The Hyperloop Genesis paper conceived of a hyperloop system that would propel passengers along the 350-mile (560 km) route at a speed of 760 mph (1,200 km/h), allowing for a travel time of 35 minutes, which is considerably faster than current rail or air travel times. Preliminary cost estimates for this LA–SF suggested route were included in the white paper—US$6 billion for a passenger-only version, and US$7.5 billion for a somewhat larger-diameter version transporting passengers and vehicles. However, transportation analysts expressed doubts that the system could be constructed on that budget, including some predictions that the Hyperloop would be several billion dollars overbudget once construction, development, and operation costs are taken into consideration.
The Hyperloop concept has been explicitly “open-sourced” by Musk and SpaceX, and others have been encouraged to take the ideas and further develop them. To that end, a few companies have been formed, and several interdisciplinary student-led teams are working to advance the technology. SpaceX built an approximately 1-kilometre-long (0.62 mi) subscale track for its pod design competition at its headquarters in Hawthorne, California.TUM Hyperloop set the world record of 463 km/h (288 mph) in July 2019 during the Hyperloop pod competition at SpaceX. Virgin Hyperloop conducted the first human trial in November 2020 at its test site in Las Vegas.
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker More about the community at www.WindermereSun.com
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