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Elon Musk’s High-Speed HyperLoop Will Take You From LA to SF in 30 Minutes

Elon Musk is a well-known entrepreneur responsible for bringing usPaypal, SpaceX and Tesla Motors. But his latest venture may be his best (and craziest) yet. The HyperLoop is a high speed transportation system consisting of steel tubes and aluminum pods. Using some sort of crazy new technology that I don’t understand, the HyperLoop is capable of traveling at speeds of up to 800MPH and transportingpassengers to destinations 900 miles away in only a half an hour. With speeds that fast, safety is an issue that immediately comes to mind. Musk intends to ensure safety by regulating how many pods can be traveling in the tubes at one time. The HyperLoop would space all pods 5 miles apart in order to give the pods enough time to break in case of emergency and avoid collisions. The $6 Billion dollar program is still a long ways away from becoming a reality, but if anyone can make it happen it’s Elon Musk. He is currently working on an updated design and is planning on creating a fully functional prototype in the near future. Continue reading Elon Musk’s High-Speed HyperLoop Will Take You From LA to SF in 30 Minutes