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Captivating Video Shows How Hyperloop Works

Travel Technology | Gabe Zaldivar | May 10, 2016

Captivating Video Shows How Hyperloop Works

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One day, perhaps, people in Los Angeles hoping to enjoy dinner in San Francisco will jump aboard a Hyperloop train and get there in a relative moment.

Below is a video that highlights the technology that will get them there.

Of course, before Hyperloop becomes a reality a great many things will have to fall into place. Testing will have to commence and an infrastructure will have to be whittled out of the existing landscape.

However, we can still revel in the various videos that will surface that highlight the amazing technological advancements that might go into transport’s future.

READ MORE: Is Elon Musk Building an Electric Airplane?

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. is one entity that hopes to take Elon Musk’s travel vision and make it a reality.

What follows is a brief video that goes a long way to explaining how the innovation would work, highlighting the ecological and structural significance that comes with such an endeavor.

The video illustrates passive magnetic levitation, which a press release reminds was offered by the late Dr. Richard Post and researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Labs (LLNL).

Not only would Hyperloop be fast, but it would also save on the demands and drain of power consumption.

Bibop Gresta, COO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, states via the release: “Utilizing a passive levitation system will eliminate the need for power stations along the Hyperloop track, which makes this system the most suitable for the application and will keep construction costs low.”

Besides powering up as it slows down, Gresta states that Hyperloop is a safe mode of transportation: “From a safety aspect, the system has huge advantages, levitation occurs purely through movement, therefore if any type of power failure occurs, Hyperloop pods would continue to levitate and only after reaching minimal speeds touch the ground.”

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As noted, the technology allows for air to be removed from the Hyperloop tube, which essentially negates a tremendous amount of friction.

That’s all well and good, but the number you all might want to hear is 760, which is how many miles per hour this concept might move.

Seeing as how Los Angeles and San Francisco are separated by about 380 miles, you begin to realize how revolutionary a Hyperloop would be to California as well as the travel industry.

Sadly, mere concepts will have to suffice for the moment.


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