Evacuated Tube Transport / by john cheng

This transport system claims to take you from New York to Los Angeles in 45 minutes. It will only cost 1/10 the cost of a high speed rail system and 1/4 the cost of a freeway. If this really comes to light in the new future, I will definitely be traveling more and possibly commuting to work in NYC?

Elon Musk announced the Hyperloop system concept, a new method that would transport people from one side of the US to the other in just 45 minutes, a trip that normally takes almost six hours by plane. Musk describes the Hyperloop system as “a cross between a Concorde, a rail gun, and an air hockey table.” Hyperloop would a system of cross-country tubes that would consists of capsules capable of carrying six people and their luggage. Six-person capsules travel in the tubes and can reach a maximum speed of 6,500 km/h, and provide 50 times more transportation per kwh. A tube can travel from New York to Beijing in two hours, and make a round-the-world trip in just six hours.

Source: Likecool.com