It's 2017 and the world is already getting ready for a new mode of transportation. Named Hyperloop, this system of transport is from a company called Hyperloop One, backed up by SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk.
The company says,
Hyperloop is a new way to move people and things at airline speeds for the price of a bus ticket. It's on-demand, energy-efficient and safe. Think: broadband for transportation.
This month, at CES 2017, Hyperloop One has revealed its first plans for constructing Hyperloop. This includes the regions " North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East". Fortunately, India has been included in their first phase of construction. The following routes are proposed in India, according to Hyperloop One.
The company is said to be in talks with the Central government. If everything goes accordingly, we can see Hyperloops built across India in the near future.
Hyperloop One claims that the capsule can reach a peak speed of 760 miles/hour (1200 km/hour). This is a remarkable speed and exceeds many aircraft, although the travel is made above land. At this speed, the travel time taken from Chennai to Bangalore will be a mere 30 minutes. However, the construction is slightly complicated. It involves installation of tubes on concrete pillars. The tubes are powered by solar power and wind mills which are proposed to be installed above the tubes.
We use a custom electric motor to accelerate and decelerate a levitated pod through a low-pressure tube. The vehicle will glide silently for miles with no turbulence.
This mode of transport helps us to reduce the travel time. Hyperloop promises to achieve airline speeds for the price of a Bus ticket. The company aims to launch Hyperloop for cargo by 2020 and the passengers in 2021.