Musk's Hyperloop

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Apple's home city Cupertino wants a Hyperloop

Cupertino, the city that hosts Apple's gigantic "spaceship campus," said it's in preliminary talks with Hyperloop to bring the high speed train to town. "We are talking to Hyperloop to have a line," said councilor Barry Chang. "If this comes to a realization, it would only take five minutes from …

Transportation

SpaceX’s hyperloop race was all about ‘maximum speed’ (and celebrating Elon Musk)

‘Every team is very committed to the cause’<p>On a recent Sunday, hundreds of engineering students and fans of futuristic, high-speed transportation gathered under a blazing sun outside the headquarters of SpaceX in Hawthorne, Calif., to do two things: watch some hyperloop pods go really fast, and …

Hyperloop

Arrivo partners with a Chinese state-owned infrastructure developer to commercialize hyperloop tech

Arrivo, the upstart high-speed mass transit technology developer launched by a former co-founder of Hyperloop One, has inked a massive partnership with a Chinese state-owned infrastructure developer to help finance mobility projects around the world.<p>Genertec America, an affiliate of the China …

High-speed Rail

Zoetrope effect could render Hyperloop tubes transparent to riders

An optical illusion popular in the 19th century could make trips on the Hyperloop appear to take place in a transparent tube. Regularly spaced, narrow windows wouldn’t offer much of a view individually, but if dozens of them pass by every second an effect would be created like that of a zoetrope, …

Virgin Hyperloop One wants to cut 4-day cargo truck journeys to 16 hours

And here we thought Amazon Prime had fast shipping.<p>Virgin Hyperloop One wants to get your packages to you even quicker. Richard Branson's futuristic transport company has partnered with supply chain logistics company DP World to create a new cargo company, DP World Cargospeed.<p>The new company "will …

Hyperloop One and DP World launch a cargo-only shipping business

Virgin Hyperloop One and DP World have announced the launch of a new company that will push the technology into the cargo industry. DP World Cargospeed is a new project that will see the pair look to build Hyperloop-enabled cargo systems to transport "palletized cargo." It's not much of a departure …

'Not Many Years Away:' Richard Branson Just Set a Timetable for Human Transport Via Hyperloop

Virgin Group CEO Richard Branson wants to see humans traveling by pod within three years.<p>After announcing DP World Cargospeed, a joint venture …

Update: Richard Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop partners with backer DP World to launch logistics startup

Update: This post has been updated to indicate that DP World invested in 2016. The firm is based in the UAE.<p>Virgin Hyperloop One and DP World are launching a new joint venture, DP World Cargospeed, two years after the high-speed transportation technology developer tapped the UAE-based shipping …

DP World

10-km Hyperloop planned for Abu Dhabi

Fresh from showing off the first pieces of its first test track in France, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) has announced plans …

Tech billionaire Elon Musk plans hyperloop high-speed acceleration and braking test

Another day and yet another seemingly unbelievable announcement from tech billionaire Elon Musk.<p>The Tesla and SpaceX CEO says his companies' upgraded hyperloop transportation pod will undergo a test soon — with the aim of reaching half the speed of sound and then braking in less than a mile.<p>In a …

Elon Musk

Virgin Hyperloop One shows off new, futuristic travel pod

It's an interesting time for Virgin Hyperloop One, which saw one of its board members arrested on fraud and embezzlement charges in Russia last week and three other high-profile directors departing the board, according to Bloomberg. But that hasn't stopped the futuristic-transport startup from …

China takes on Hyperloop with 1000 km/h 'super maglev' train

Researchers at China’s Southwest Jiaotong University recently built a prototype for a “super maglev,” a track that carries a train at incredibly high speed using magnetic levitation (maglev). What makes it so super? According to the researchers it’ll be capable of supporting speeds up to 1000 km/h …

Knowledge Management

Elon Musk's hyperloop dream may come true — and soon

'It’s happening far faster than I would have ever expected, and it’s happening all over the world.'<p>Elon Musk first described his idea for a futuristic transportation system that would send passenger pods through tubes at speeds of hundreds of miles an hour back in 2013. At the time, the idea of …

High-speed Rail

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies signs first cross-state deal in the U.S.

One of the two major dedicated companies pursuing the creation of functional Hyperloops (high-speed tunnel transportation that can zoom pods around in low pressure) has signed its first agreements that could lead to an interstate Hyperloop system.<p>The deal with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies …

Virgin Hyperloop One said to add Richard Branson as Chair and raise $50M

It’s probably no surprise that billionaire Richard Branson is going to be taking a more active role in Virgin Hyperloop One, considering the company adopted the “Virgin” moniker after Branson’s global co. became a key backer earlier this year. Now, Axios reports that he’ll be made chairman of the …

With a Whoosh, the Hyperloop Sets a New Speed Record

If you’ve been dying to know what it’s like to ride in a hyperloop at hundreds of miles per hour, watch this video.<p>Last week, Virgin Hyperloop One, …

'Hyperloop-inspired' transportation heads to Denver

It may not be Hyperloop, but Denver residents may one day find themselves shuttled around Denver in tubes at speeds of up to 200 mph.<p>That is the promise of a partnership announced Tuesday between Arrivo, a Los Angeles-based transportation startup led by a former executive and co-founder of …

Virgin Hyperloop One Says Construction Will Begin in 2019

Testing of the high-speed transport system could follow in 2021, but no word yet on the location of the first route.<p><i>In brief: Virgin Hyperloop One has confirmed that it intends to start construction on a Hyperloop route in 2019. Tests at a production level are set to follow in 2021.</i><p>ARRIVING SOON<p>The …

China's looking to one-up Elon Musk's hyperloop

If created as proposed, T Flight will be faster, with more extensive routes.<p>Hyperloops, the developing mode of transit that promises to zip people frictionlessly in pods and tubes, have long been associated with the innovations and dreams of billionaire Elon Musk. More recently, however, it's …

Hyperloop

Elon Musk’s Boring Company is digging a 10-mile tunnel in Maryland

The venture follows Musk’s recent obsession with tunneling equipment.<p>On Thursday, Maryland officials gave Elon Musk’s Boring Company permission to …

Elon Musk

Richard Branson and Virgin join forces with Hyperloop One

Today, the Virgin Group has announced that it has invested in Hyperloop One, the startup that recently demonstrated a working prototype of the travel system. As well as cash, and the involvement of Sir Richard Branson, the company will re-brand as Virgin Hyperloop One in the near future. In a …

Mexico is planning on building its own Hyperloop

Mexico is building a hyperloop to travel between Mexico City- Queretaro, Leon, and Guadalajara. The transportation system will be called Mexloop. Mexican studio FR-EE won a contest to design the system, they will work with Hyperloop One on the project.<p>The Mexloop would dramatically shorten travel …

Mexico City

We’re one big step closer to getting from Austin to Dallas in under 20 minutes

A 19-minute trip from Austin to Dallas is a few miles closer to reality. A proposed project that would connect Austin, Dallas, Houston, Laredo, and …

San Antonio

Hyperloop One is closer to deciding its first planned route

One of the ways that Hyperloop One is working out which routes it wants to build is through its "Global Challenge" program. It is, essentially, an X-Factor style competition in which candidate cities and states can audition for the prize of getting to buy their own high-speed travel systems. Now, …

China to take on Hyperloop with supersonic 'flying train'

Hyperloop hype has been going global lately with talk of bringing Elon Musk's crazy vacuum tube transport system everywhere from Indiana to Indonesia. Now China is getting in on this future with plans to develop what it refers to as a "flying train" that's actually similar to a Hyperloop, but …

Tesla's Hyperloop 'pusher pod' sets 220MPH speed record

After dropping the idea for the Hyperloop, leaving the development to others, then getting back into the game, Elon Musk is showing a lot more interest in it. He recently held a student competition at his SpaceX headquarters, helping one team hit 201MPH on the 0.77 mile-long track. Now, Telsa …

Elon Musk Just Posted a Hyperloop Update

Elon Musk, Tesla and SpaceX CEO, just posted an update on his Hyperloop progress.<p>Musk posted a photo on Twitter early Thursday morning of a Hyperloop …

Tesla's own Hyperloop pod sets record with 220 mph test run

Make no mistake, Elon Musk is now taking the commercialization of his Hyperloop idea very seriously. His Tesla-branded Hyperloop pod hit 220 mph (355 km/h), according to Musk, breaking the 201 mph speed record set by the students of team WARR at the Hyperloop Pod Competition earlier this week. Both …

Tesla

For the winning Hyperloop Pod team, it was always about ‘maximum speed’

But is it a car? A train? A future?<p>On Sunday afternoon, all three teams competing in the final round of the second edition of the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition were confident they’d perform well at the event held in Hawthorne, California.<p>Then WARR Hyperloop hit the button and quickly the contest …