Elon Musk Will Create His Own Hyperloop

Elon Musk gave the idea of Hyperloop a few years ago, but chose, for some reason, decided not to get involved in the direct development of transportation – instead, two startups stood out: Hyperloop One and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT). Now, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX decided to play the game.

According to Bloomberg, a statement issued by the Boring Company of Musk stated that the intention is “to accelerate the development of this technology as soon as

Elon Musk gave the idea of Hyperloop a few years ago, but chose, for some reason, decided not to get involved in the direct development of transportation – instead, two startups stood out: Hyperloop One and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT). Now, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX decided to play the game.

According to Bloomberg, a statement issued by the Boring Company of Musk stated that the intention is “to accelerate the development of this technology as soon as possible”. The document also says that Elon will continue to support those who want to develop a Hyperloop, but that these companies need to be “reliable” or lose the license to use the name – which is currently owned by SpaceX.

The announcement was made after the executive announced that he had tacitly negotiated with the US government on the construction of a stretch for Hyperloop between New York and Washington to be made by the Boring Company, but nothing more concrete was disclosed.

The motivation for changing the idea is also striking: it is well known that Musk is extremely focused on execution and perhaps the pace of development of current startups is not in line with his expectations.

The First Test Track of Hyperloop One is Ready

Hyperloop One has completed its first closed-end test track, the DevLoop, in the desert near Las Vegas, Nevada. As a result, the development of the high-speed transport system in vacuum boilers will move into the next phase.

At the same time, the company announced the next steps of the design contest Hyperloop Global Challenge in the USA, where the first possible routes will be explored.

As the company is writing a press release, the DevLoop is now fully assembled and thus the first test track with the length of 500 meters, on which future prototypes of capsules can be used.

This allows the development of the magnetically floating rail vehicles to be advanced in the desert at Las Vegas – after an initial test of the outdoor engine systems last year, an important next step.

The routes proposed for the US in the course of the Hyperloop Global Challenge in

Hyperloop One has completed its first closed-end test track, the DevLoop, in the desert near Las Vegas, Nevada. As a result, the development of the high-speed transport system in vacuum boilers will move into the next phase.

At the same time, the company announced the next steps of the design contest Hyperloop Global Challenge in the USA, where the first possible routes will be explored.

As the company is writing a press release, the DevLoop is now fully assembled and thus the first test track with the length of 500 meters, on which future prototypes of capsules can be used.

This allows the development of the magnetically floating rail vehicles to be advanced in the desert at Las Vegas – after an initial test of the outdoor engine systems last year, an important next step.

The routes proposed for the US in the course of the Hyperloop Global Challenge involve not only teams of planners, but sometimes even employees of state traffic authorities.

The longest would have a distance of 1152 miles from Cheyenne to Houston and would shorten transport times of 17 hours on the road to about an hour and 45 minutes. Until the time comes, however, it is likely that this will continue for years to decades – if the concept proves to be viable and economic at all.

The announcement of the test track construction in January is now underway as planned. The concept of super-rapid magnetic levitation paths in vacuum tubes has met with more and more resonance since the kickoff of Elon Musk in 2013 worldwide.

Even Lufthansa and DB are showing interest in the possibility of people and goods to bring faster and cheaper than by plane from A to B. Especially on the middle course, a well-developed tube system would probably be far superior to all previous transport means.