Tesla’s and SpaceX’s CEO, Elon Musk is all set for great deeds. One of his beloved pet-ventures, the tube high-speed transport system is going to be made real. Indeed, Musk declared on Thursday that the Hyperloop Project test site will probably be situated in Texas.
The tech expert accepts that the Lone Star State has approached as one of the leading contenders for his venture, which will permit organizations and students to test out different transport pod designs. At the Texas Transportation Forum, Musk declared that this forthcoming venture will involve an approx 5-mile-long testing track.
It didn’t come as a shock that Musk would consider Texas as the most likely contender, particularly since the state already houses one SpaceX rocket plant, situated close to Waco. Also, Musk is involved in the development of a rocket launch station close to Brownsville, Texas.
Approved, Hyperloop is most likely going to require a few years to become reality. However, if the task is fruitful, it may herald an age of hyper-speed transport, with travelers being able to move from San Francisco to Los Angeles (400-miles distance) in approx 30-minutes.
There are numerous supporters of such technology. Essentially, travelers would go inside tubes speeding at hundreds of miles/hour towards their destination. Also, apart from the clear time advantage that such a technology could give, feasibility is another feature that supporters of the thought point to. As per specialists, such a venture would wind up being far less expensive than any high-speed train.
Such a Hyperloop framework would function as pneumatic tubes utilized in newspapers or brokerage houses did. Fundamentally, records or essential papers would be put inside plastic tubes uniting different parts of a building. They would just be pushed from one room to another by utilization of air power. Such low-pressure tubes would permit travelers to go at speeds of up to 760 miles/hour.
Musk has more than once talked about his enthusiasm for the technology. His excitement has really sparked the thought of an annual pod racing contest, where students would contend with their designs.
As per Musk, the traveler pods and tube system linking San Francisco to Los Angeles would attain an expected cost of $6 billion.