What does /n/ think of this?
>Los Angeles to San Francisco in just 30 minutes
I dunno, he got a rocket company literally off the ground and made electric cars attractive and useable.
The guy is actually very versed in transportation.
I don't think hyperpoop is feasible more than a small engineering exercise in the middle of nowhere, but it would be cool if we did have it.
It's an absolutely terrible idea for mass transportation (expensive, low passenger capacity), and all of it's advantages for the upper class are exceeded by private planes.
It might be useful in extremely niche circumstances.
washington DC to Seattle
I like the concept but this map is seriously retarded, at least connect salt lake city with boise and SFC and connect boise to portland so that there's a way to travel along the north side of the country
What's the capacity? How many people per hour can this shift? Those carriages look like they'll only hold a small number of people, but that's not the whole story. What's the separation between services?
If it only moves a small number of people, the economics will be painful. They've not finished building the test track. They *don't know* how much the land would actually cost, or the cost of dealing with any legal challenges. They don't know how much California will actually cooperate with them.
Economics look dodgy, there are lots of engineering unknowns, and nobody's really started on the political and legal side. (Though I suppose you could say that the adverts posted here are part of the start of that.) Compare with HSR which has the economics, engineering, political and legal sides already dealt with...
Ultimately the Hyperloop is a good idea, of course the capacity of the individual carriages or extra carriages will have to be implemented so that the project has a chance to pay itself off and be efficient and accessible.
For me some of the main advantages of the Hyperloop is that it wouldn't have the massively long and inconvenient times that it takes to get into the airport and onto a plane.
It won't be taxed into oblivion with crazy regulation, catching a plane somewhere contributes a lot of C02 to the atmosphere and eventually most of the western world is going to have a carbon tax which will increase the cost of carbon intensive ventures.
If the Hyperloop functions as a normal train would in terms of the user experience then I expect people to use it for commuting at high speed. This could have quite interesting consequences for the real estate market.
Whether or not something like the Hyperloop ends up being completely profitable sometimes the best thing for people aren't, just like single payer healthcare and education. If this ends up being something that could work and be implemented successfully I expect people to start petitions and getting hyped about it, eventually due to populist politicians it's going to be built somewhere.
Or maybe they end up building one in China or India? High density countries where people want to travel a lot and fast.
Never going to happen.
HSR much more realistic
> They *don't know* how much the land would actually cost, or the cost of dealing with any legal challenges
Seems they need less space then hsr. So land should be cheaper. Legal challenges should be the same. Maybe less since these vacuum tubes should produce less noise.
>today a hyperloop train car derailed in between Pheonix and Las Vegas. Most passengers only suffered cuts and bruises but were all killed by explosive decompression when the train car's hull was breached
>Today a minor software glitch brought to a halt all hyperloop pods between LA and San Francisco. Passengers were left stranded for 48 hours in the sealed tube as engineers struggled to reset the system.
> For me some of the main advantages of the Hyperloop is that it wouldn't have the massively long and inconvenient times that it takes to get into the airport and onto a plane.
There's no reason to believe security wouldn't be tight.
The entire idea is built on a bald-faced lie that Musk told everyone about it being cheaper. He literally ignored all development and land acquisition costs.
The best part is when the NorthEast Corridor says "Fuck you" and stops at a station in a fuckin' street median at Ashland, Virginia
I found this
So can you use these interchangeably? I hate the English language.
Bald-face is from around 1943
Bold-face is from around 1530
I'm wondering if I should fuck off to /lit/
My understanding of the team currently involved with building a text track, who are not affiliated with Tesla, SpaceX or Elon are basically building hsr but in a tube which could have an amount of air pumped out allowing for higher top speeds due to less air resistance.
It's not exactly what Musk proposed with the whole air hockey table type of thing for the 'cars' which I think would be neat, as I've been involved with moving heavy equipment across warehouse floors using compressed air similar to how hovercrafts work. There's a lot of prep and the ground has to be smooth, but it feels like there is no friction when you push stuff around. Would be interesting to see if it could be applied to some form of train or subway system.
I figure that hyperloop is meant more for Mars than for Earth. It's just Musk is hoping someone will figure out how to do it cost effectively so he can use their technology instead of trying to come up with it on his own.
Maglev is too expensive and there aren't any fossil fuels on Mars for traditional trains.
>there aren't any fossil fuels on Mars
You don't know that. There is a chance life existed or still might exist under the surface. NASA has seen evidence water once flowed on its surface.
Too bad Venus went full auschwitz.
That's really earth's twin.
Space is so fucking cool. Wish I could go there.
>any fossil fuels on Mars for traditional trains
Trains can run on electricity you know.
Traditional rail should work even better on Mars, since there's barely any atmosphere and half the gravity. You'd probably easily get maglev like speeds.
>Trains can run on electricity you know.
Excluding pre-nuclear shutdown Japan, if a country derives most of its energy from coal/natural gas, what do you think is powering the overhead lines that the trains draw power from?