Yesterday, South African inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk presented the draft of a new ultrafast transport system, called “Hyperloop” which would allow land passengers to transport at supersonic speed.
“Hyperloop consists of a low-pressure metro with capsules that are transported at low and high speed through the length of the metro. (…) The capsules are supported on a cushion of air, which provides pressurized air and aerodynamic uplift” said the document.
The billionaire designer, best known as the co-founder of PayPal, SpaceX and Tesla Motors, said he has no plans in carrying out the project but offered an “open source design” that will allow others to execute the initiative.
He also stated that the system would be able to travel at more than 1,220 miles per hour, and it would be faster and safer than an airplane and that users can go from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes.