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Old 01-10-2015, 04:30 PM   #1
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Hyperloop - NYC to LA in 45min, NYC to China in 2hrs

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Luminary DailyNYC to LA in 45 Minutes Might Soon Become Reality Thanks to ?Hyperloop? - Luminary Daily

NYC to LA in 45 Minutes Might Soon Become Reality Thanks to ‘Hyperloop’
By Luminary Daily / 21 December 2014

In two hours from New York to China and 45 minutes from New York to LA? That might soon become a reality thanks to Elon Musk’s “Hyperloop” concept, which he unveiled in 2013 and is now officially making progress thanks to Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc, a crowd-sourced tech startup.

The founder of SpaceX and co-founder of PayPal and Tesla Motors, last year, introduced the idea of “capsules” that would hold six to eight people and shoot at 760 mph through almost air-free tubes (similar to pneumatic tubes used in office buildings to send paperwork from floor to floor).

“Hyperloop consists of a low pressure tube with capsules that are transported at both low and high speeds throughout the length of the tube. The capsules are supported on a cushion of air,” said Musk in a detailed description of the system he released online about a year ago.

“You want a transport system that is roughly twice as fast as the next best alternative, that costs less, that is safer, that is not subject to weather and is more convenient,” he continued.

The solar-powered and pressurized capsules would depart every 30 seconds, include an emergency break system, and hold on a steady course due to magnets that also serve as accelerators. The tubes would then close at either end and form a loop, which is where the name “Hyperloop” came from.

Now, over 100 part-time engineers of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc, are working on the designs and logistics of the project. The company has a unique structure, as it was built by El Segundo, California-based JumpStartFund, which crowd-funds ambitious ideas and crowd-sources teams and resources from all around the world to turn wild concepts into reality.

The team of 100 highly intelligent engineers, who are organized into interest- and skill-based working groups all around the world and brainstorm ideas via e-mail in their spare time, includes experts that work full-time for companies like NASA, Boing, SpaceX, and Airbus.

The team also features 25 UCLA students through the university’s Suprastudio Design and Architecture program, who last week announced that they are making great progress in three main areas of the project: 1) the capsules, 2) the stations, and 3) the route.

The team has both suggested changes to Elon Musk’s early designs as well as confirmed certain details to be accurate, such as the cost of $6-10 billion for a 400-mile stretch of Hyperloop.

Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of JumpStartFund as well as Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, announced that the team is planning to build a series of prototypes in 2015 and believes that the real product can be built within the decade.

Summing up the passion and ambitions that motivate the team behind Hyperloop, UCLA professor Craig Hodgetts said, “They look at this like a blank sheet of paper on which they can realize their fantasies.”
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I can't wait until this gets produced. Hopefully Elon is able to get in going and have tremendous success like Tesla. I think it's great he's trying to bring all these sustainable sourced products to fruition; he's kinda picking up where Nikola Tesla left off years ago
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if this could take me to asia in 2 hours, id be happy to pay $1500 vs sitting on a plane for 13 hours for $1500.
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NY to China would be an absolute nightmare. Ignore the fact that it'd be better to start off from the West Coast, just trying to run a way through the ocean would be a nightmare. You can't drop it under water due to the tubes being low pressure, and over the water surface means the tubes and pillars are subjected to ocean storms and hurricane-force weather. Not to mention that you still have ship traffic having to cross the line some how.
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he's not going to run tubes across the ocean floor

he's going to give the capsules a running start and shoot them across the ocean at 1000mph maybe catch them on the other side too
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if this could take me to asia in 2 hours, id be happy to pay $1500 vs sitting on a plane for 13 hours for $1500.
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NY to China would be an absolute nightmare. Ignore the fact that it'd be better to start off from the West Coast
Obviously it's way too early at this stage to discuss about the routes. But according to the video, I think their proposal is NYC -> LAX -> China.

So the 'oversea' portion would start from the West Coast.

NYC -> LAX: 45 mins
NYC -> LAX -> China: 2 hours
So... LAX -> China portion should be only around 1.25 hr
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i think a big part in deciding the feasibility of this project would BE the route it took
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probably gonna take a few catastrophic accidents before they work out the kinks

edit: for intercontinental travel, I'd rather put money towards next-gen supersonic jetliners...probably comparable travel time and way cheaper R&D
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Where are they getting their numbers from? If it goes 760mph, its 2770 miles from New York to LA, which translates into 3.6 hours... Not 45 minutes.

Likewise NY to China (Beijing for arguments sake) would be 9 hours.
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Where are they getting their numbers from? If it goes 760mph, its 2770 miles from New York to LA, which translates into 3.6 hours... Not 45 minutes.

Likewise NY to China (Beijing for arguments sake) would be 9 hours.
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Doesn't an average commercial airliner travel at 600mph? That's only a slight increase in speed..
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If any of this is above ground, it will never work in our day and age of fear from terrorists. All it takes is one well placed explosive and the entire loop is compromised.
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Doesn't an average commercial airliner travel at 600mph? That's only a slight increase in speed..
With airplane you have to travel a certain route that's most likely not a straight line. With the tube I think the route is more direct thus the distance is shorten so it takes less time.....
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Elon Musk. Giving humanity hope via simultaneous projects.

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With airplane you have to travel a certain route that's most likely not a straight line. With the tube I think the route is more direct thus the distance is shorten so it takes less time.....
Actually if you look at Timpo's post #19 above, it might be the opposite. They claim it will only take 45 minutes from NYC to LAX. But how will it work?

You will need to go from Los Angeles to Vegas...to Phoenix..to Houston....and god knows how many other stations before you can get to NYC.
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I don't consider Tesla to be a resounding success, at least not yet. There's lot of press (good and bad), but at the end of the day, they haven't really sold very many cars, or really made the technology mainstream.

I'm on the fence whether Elon Musk can really make this work, or if this is more smoke and mirrors.
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I dont see this working either...tunneling underground is expensive...and building above ground is an eye sore.
The technology might be there but the the infrastructure cost alone...will be just too ridiculous.

What we need is rocket style aircraft that shoots you into space and then comes back down to your destination.
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