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Hyperloop demos at Pioneers Festival 2015

Hyperloop is a conceptual high-speed transportation system put forward by Elon “house battery“ Musk, incorporating reduced-pressure tubes…

Hyperloop is a conceptual high-speed transportation system put forward by Elon house battery – Musk, incorporating reduced-pressure tubes in which pressurized capsules ride on air cushions.

A project that will revolutionize how transportation is used for future travel to and from major cities, similar to the way the Concorde intended to change air travel. The tube could someday transport passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes at a top speed of 1,200 km/h. or from Vienna to the other end of Austria in 30 minutes as Futurezone writes.

The first crowdsourced 7 km long track will be built in 2016 in Quay Valley (California), a town that calls itself the 100% solar powered, self-sustaining residential model town for the 21st century. Around 200 people (from scientists to students) are working on this project right now in exchange for equity in the transportation company that will eventually emerge.

These gals and guys applied for the right to work on the project (another 100 or so were rejected) and nearly all of them have day jobs at companies like Boeing, NASA, Yahoo!, Airbus, SpaceX, and Salesforce. They’re smart. And they’re organized. – Wired Magazine.

Dirk Ahlborn handles the overall direction and administrative details of the whole project. He has confirmed that nobody working on the Hyperloop is getting paid, Everyone involved genuinely believes that it’s possible to make this a reality.

Witness the first live simulation by Hyperloop Transportation Technologies at Pioneers Festival 2015 and find out if you can be part of this.