Elon Musk unveils San Francisco-LA ‘Hyperloop’ idea
US-based entrepreneur Elon Musk has unveiled his proposed near-supersonic “Hyperloop” transport concept to link Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The SpaceX, Tesla and PayPal founder envisions using magnets and fans to shoot capsules floating on a cushion of air through a long tube.
If the Hyperloop is ever built, a trip on it between the two California cities would last about 30 minutes, he said.
But Mr Musk says he is currently too busy to develop the project himself.
In a paper outlining the Hyperloop proposal, Mr Musk suggested the solar-powered system would be a faster, safer, less costly, and more efficient mode of transport between Los Angeles and San Francisco than the high-speed train currently under development.
"Short of figuring out real teleportation, which would of course be awesome… the only option for superfast travel is to build a tube over or under the ground that contains a special environment," he wrote.
(via BBC News - Elon Musk unveils San Francisco-LA ‘Hyperloop’ idea)