Elon Musk to outline ‘Hyperloop’ idea

| May 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Author: Jonathan Amos

US entrepreneur Elon Musk is expected to give more details later of his supersonic “Hyperloop” concept to link Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The SpaceX and Tesla founder has teased audiences with titbits of information about the rapid transit idea, which he claims could make the 380-mile (610km) journey in “about half an hour”.

It seems to involve sending passengers through a tube in capsules.

Mr Musk says Hyperloop could be built for less than a conventional rail link.

The current proposed 130mph (210km/h) high-speed train connection between LA and San Francisco is unnecessarily expensive and underwhelming in ambition, he has complained.

Read the full article at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23666173

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