Imagine if you are in a sleek pod-like capsule that’s levitating inside the low-pressure Steel Tube and traveling at speeds of over 600 mph across the country this is what Hyperloop “the futuristic Transportation technology” proposed by controversial us entrepreneurs along with Musk which is based on the hundred-year-old principle that has been updated for the 21st century.
Innovators claim that this technology is more environmentally friendly than airplanes and substantially faster than high-speed trains but is Hyperloop a feasible future of transportation and can the challenges involved in making it a reality be overcome? In other words, would we ever be able to ride in one of those high-tech vehicles?
Say hello to the future of high-speed transportation three and a half times quicker than the Chicanas and bullet trains in Japan and even faster than a Boeing 747 it’s a Hyperloop magnetic pod levitating inside the tube at speed of above 600 mph in principle you could go from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 45 minutes for less than 100 dollars in one way. With the successful human test trip in November of 2020, we could be less than 10 years away from seeing it in action vacuum tube transit systems have been around for a surprising amount of time as a concept for quick transportation.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel British Engineer and Elon Musk of that time suggested that building a tube in southwest England in 1845 would move trains at a dizzying 70 mph. Brunel’s plan was abandoned after the project became practical due to a shortage of materials that would support it despite hard efforts it took more than a century for SpaceX and Tesla. So Elon once again turned the world’s attention, back to the turbulent transit Technology.
The concept of Hyperloop became widely popular in 2013 thanks to Elon’s 11 months 58-page Hyperloop Alpha paper setting on working of this Modern System and how much it would cost?
He argued that his Hyperloop could be faster safer and more affordable and less destructive to the people living along the route. Musk said that the service could be the answer to travel between cities less than about 900 miles or 1500 km apart but how does the whole concept of a train in a tube work when at its core of the Hyperloop technology is all about removing two things that low down regular vehicles first one is Air Resistance and the other one is Friction with the help of ladder the path must over its track turning Hyperloop into a magnetic levitation or a maglev train. Maglev is basically what allows Hyperloop to go incredibly fast to put it in the simplest of terms Maglev trains have two sets of magnets one to move the floating train ahead and another to repair and pushed the train up off the track taking advantage of the lack of friction between the passenger-carrying pods and the cube-shaped rack is basically what allows the Hyperloop to travel super fast and one of the most energy-intensive aspects of high-speed transport is overcoming fear resistance. Airliners go to a higher altitude in order to pass through less than air to achieve a similar effect of ground-level Hyperloop in closing the capsule in a reduced pressure to become active around the trains to move at plane speeds white thing on the ground so now that we are all caught up to speed about what Hyperloop system. Let’s take a look to see how a project stands at the moment, Despite doing much to lay the foundation for the Hyperloop system was initially said that he was too busy to develop his own service there are now a number of companies working to turn the idea into reality including start-ups and others who have been working on the idea for some time already among them are Transpod, Arrivo & Virgin Hyperloop.
One each is working on a somewhat different set of Technologies but the overall concept is the same.
Virgin-Hyper Loop was founded in 2014 with the goal of bringing must vision of a futuristic Transportation system into a reality. The company has made a significant technical change to Elon’s first design and has chosen not to pursue the Los Angeles to San Francisco route. The Billionaire’s vision but not all of his ideas were scrapped Virgin still wants to keep the futuristic vehicle environmentally friendly with the vegan leather seats and some of the pour materials made from recycled content. Today virgin Hyperloop is the first company in the world that has tested the technology with passengers writing in its body in 2017 virgin Hyperloop tested did Technology with two groups of passengers writing in the Pegasus for on its Dev Lu test track in the Nevada desert and the top speed was 240 mph. So commercialization is just around the corner the virgin Hyperloop with travel at nearly 700 miles per hour across the land slashing travel times and connecting cities like Metro Station its carbon-free affordable and environmentally friendly system design for all but what about Mahlon must despite saying he was too busy still remain intrigued by the idea of Hyperloop.
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