Construction on Elon Musk’s “Hyperloop” may start sooner than we thought.
Travel in the superfast tube may begin in just a few years with a public opening of the five-mile test track in Quay Valley, California is planned for 2018.
What is it?
The “hyperloop” would be made up of aluminum passenger pods, that would travel in an enclosed space shielded by steel tubes, mounted on pylons 50 to 100 yards apart. The hyperloop would travel at speeds even surpassing that of commercial jet liners, moving at more than 500 mph.
When it starts running, a trip in the hyperloop would take passengers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in just 30 minutes.
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