Hyperloop One explores setting up high-speed transport system in Finland, Netherlands, Dubai

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/10/hyperloop-one-finland-netherlands-dubai-setting-up-high-speed-transport-system.html

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The 70 mph test run that Hyperloop is hailing as a ‘Kitty Hawk moment’
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dr-gridlock/wp/2017/07/12/the-70-mph-test-run-that-hyperloop-is-hailing-as-a-kitty-hawk-moment/?utm_term=.b20f44091b7f

    It might not seem like much on the surface, but Hyperloop is hailing its 70 mph, 315-foot test run as a “Kitty Hawk moment.”

    Shortly after midnight May 12, Hyperloop guided a wheel-mounted sled 315 feet through a vacuum tube, reaching “nearly 2Gs of acceleration” and a top speed of 70 mph as it traveled down a guideway for 5.3 seconds, the company said. The sled accelerated for about 100 feet — the length of the motor — and lifted to a glide, according to the company.

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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    With a Whoosh, the Hyperloop Sets a New Speed Record
    https://www.wired.com/story/hyperloop-speed-record-video/

    If you’ve been dying to know what it’s like to ride in a hyperloop at hundreds of miles per hour, watch this video.

    Last week, Virgin Hyperloop One, one of the leading companies in the budding industry dedicated to realizing Elon Musk’s vision of flinging people and stuff through tubes in a near-vacuum and at borderline supersonic speeds, set a new speed record: 240 miles per hour.

    At its DevLoop track in the Nevada desert, north of Las Vegas, the company’s engineers loaded their 28-foot-long pod into a 1,600-foot-long concrete test tube. The newly developed airlock system maintained the nearly airless environment, which approximated the air pressure you get at 200,000 feet above sea level (the thinner the air, the less resistance to overcome). Thanks to magnetic levitation, the pod hovered above the test track, knocking off another key source of friction—the deadliest enemy of futuristic, high-speed travel.

    And then, whoosh.

    Within a few seconds, the pod had hit top speed, beating the existing (publicly known) hyperloop speed record, set by Elon Musk this summer at 220 mph.

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  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    ‘HYPERLOOP’ to open in less than a month!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GotA_1dIRhs

    OMG its here!!! less than a month to supersonic travel to anywhere in LA for less than a dollar…….
    meanwhile in reality you can go up and down a 2 mile tunnel at probably 30mph.

    A fat cat from sweden:
    Elon is not an inventor he is an investor trying to bring inventions into the mainstream.

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  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Why Hyperloop will FAIL HARD – It’s Biggest Problem!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XFMIqiDWAc

    Touted as the 5th mode of transportation, the Hyperloop is the media darling of the future – but they NEVER mention this important problem. Elon Musk and his his idea from SpaceX may fail at basic economics for infrastructure – here’s why it will fail

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  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Hyperloop Explained | The B1M
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcikLQZI5wQ

    The Problem With Fast Trains: What Happened to Hovertrains?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUXEFj0t7Ek

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  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Elon Musk’s Las Vegas Loop might only carry a fraction of the passengers it promised
    https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/16/elon-musks-las-vegas-loop-might-only-carry-a-fraction-of-the-passengers-it-promised/?tpcc=ECFB2020

    In pandemic-free years, America’s biggest trade show, CES, attracts more than 170,000 attendees, bringing traffic that jams surrounding roads day and night. To help absorb at least some of the congestion, the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) last year planned a people-mover to serve an expanded campus. The LVCC wanted transit that could move up to 4,400 attendees every hour between exhibition halls and parking lots.

    settled on an underground system from Elon Musk’s The Boring Company (TBC) instead — largely because Musk’s bid was tens of millions of dollars cheaper. The LVCC Loop would transport attendees through two 0.8-mile underground tunnels in Tesla vehicles, four or five at a time.

    But planning files reviewed by TechCrunch seem to show that the Loop system will not be able to move anywhere near the number of people LVCC wants, and that TBC agreed to.

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