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Elon Musk works on various innovative projects ranging from Mars colonization, automated driving cars and the recent one to add to the list is none other than Hyperloop transportation system.
What is Hyperloop?
The so-called Hyperloop is a system that builds a tube over or under the ground that contains a special environment, where the cars would basically be propelled. In other words, it is a proposed method of travel that would transport people at 745mph (1,200km/h) between distant locations. It was unveiled by Elon Musk in 2013, saying it could take passengers around 380 miles (610km) from LA to San Francisco in 30 minutes.
How do Hyperloop works?
The capsule is aren't propelled by air pressure but by two electromagnetic motors similar to the maglev concept. Having said that, the tube does have a vacuum, with low-pressure air inside. The Hyperloop capsule will have a compressor fan on the front of the capsule, which redirects the air to the back of the capsule and the air will be sent to the air bearings, which are ski like paddles that levitate the capsules above the surface of the tube to reduce friction.
Also, the tubes are designed to be immune to weather and earthquakes. The tube sections can be moved around flexibly of the train ships because there isn't a constant track that capsules rely on. Moreover, Musk has suggested that solar panels running on the top of the tunnels could generate enough electricity to power the system.
Hyperloop transportation system?
If everything goes well, the first Hyperloop will be introduced between the city centers of Vijayawada and Amaravati, which is supposedly cover the distance of over 35 km only in just five minutes. While the cost of the project is not known, we will inform you about it very soon.