Elon Musk’s Hyperloop San Francisco To LA In 35 mintues
05-09-2016 6:30am | by Web Desk
Hyperloop Elon Musk’s Latest Project : It Will Take About 6hrs To Cover The World In One Go
Elon Musk has done it again! After SpaceX and TESLA motors, now it’s the Elon Musk’s Hyperloop. This is his latest project, and he is working on a transportation system where a train can transport people to various destinations at a speed close to that of sound. The Hyperloop is a mix between a rail gun, an air-hockey table, and a Concorde plane according to the inventor.
Elon Musk documented his idea in a 58-page report which was released in 2013. In his paper, he challenged innovators to make his dream a reality. Since then, the project has been advancing quietly, although he is not the direct overseer.
The project was later on called Hyperloop One, and its growing list of backers include the national state-owned railway company from France, GE Ventures, and other investors. Hyperloop One managed to raise $US80million in one round of financing from the investors.
The company made an announcement about a test track at the Apex Industrial Park in North Las Vegas. The track is nearly a kilometre long, and it was tested by sending motors at a speed of above 530km/hr. Recently, Hyperloop gave its first public demo, and outlined below are the highlights of the full demo of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop:
- The ordinary trains require expensive infrastructure while Hyperloop decreases the power infrastructure costs.
- Its system is very efficient and does not need power on the Aluminium tracks.
- Hyperloop uses a magnetic system on pod
- Linear motors produce a thrust force that results to forward motion.
- Forward motion of permanent magnets induces magnetic fields which lift the pods.
- Thrusting force accelerates the pods resulting in cruising speeds
- For it to stop, the thrust force is reversed so as to decelerate the pods.
- The battery is charged during regenerative braking
Hyperloop executives expect the first public track system to be built by 2021 in California. Plans are underway to create a 3km-long Hyperloop system. This will be used to test for acceleration of up to 1125km/hr before deceleration. Eventually, the Hyperloop will consist of low-pressure tubes with pods where the passengers will use to travel to various destinations at a speed close to 1230km/h. Hyperloop relies on magnetic levitation systems developed by Lawrence Livermore National Labs.
The brightest minds have come together at the right time to solve one of the world’s most pressing problems and to break the barriers between cities and cultures. Did you know that you can travel around the world in 6 hours with the Hyperloop? To watch the Full-Scale Demo of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop 4000, click on the link below
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