Construction Of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Test Track Starts In Weeks

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Elon Musk’s high speed, futuristic Hyperloop ground transportation system will reportedly be under construction in the next two or three weeks.

Construction of a test track is scheduled to start in November.

The future is upon us, with the arrival of the super fast Hyperloop transport system that is set to revolutionize modern travel, with near supersonic speeds and an energy efficiency that can give back more to the grid than it consumes.

Tech Times reports:

The idea for this next generation of transportation was only seeded in 2013. First forwarded by Elon Musk, whom many consider to be a real-life Tony Stark, the Hyperloop dream went into hyperspeed development when Musk open-sourced the project.

Since then, a research company called Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) — unaffiliated with Musk or any of his other companies and ventures — is right on track to making science-fiction legit science by building an actual test track for the technology in California.

HyperloopIn London, at an event called Transport To The Future, HTT’s chief operation officer Bibop Gresta revealed that the $150 million five mile test track will be built in California’s Quay Valley. Smack in the middle of Los Angeles and San Francisco, the full-size prototype track will take 32 months to build.

Upon completion, the Hyperloop will reportedly transport a total of 10 million passengers at a blistering speed of 160 miles per hour. When the transport pods are empty, they’ll travel even faster at a full speed of 760 miles per hour.

“It is the closest thing to teletransportation,” says Gresta. “We will crush every record on the ground… It will completely change humanity.”Hyperloop

The Hyperloop transport system runs solely on solar power so it’s self-sufficient. In fact, it is expected to have a surplus of solar, wind and kinetic energy that can be sold back to the grid and make the service profitable. The world’s longest billboard is also to be built alongside the track to help finance the project and possibly even make travel free for passengers.Hyperloop

Passengers willing to travel inside computer-controlled capsules encased in straight tubes magnetically levitating on tracks will have to ready themselves to bear g-forces similar to those experienced by Formula One race car drivers. HyperloopSuch an exhilarating experience will cut the travel time between Los Angeles and San Francisco to just 30 minutes. That’s fast for a trip covering about 400 miles. For futurists, the future cannot come fast enough.