Colm R wrote: »
There is a discussion on AH, but I thought this would be a good forum for it.http://www.spacex.com/sites/spacex/files/hyperloop_alpha-20130812.pdf
Firstly, I do not have enough knowledge on the subject matter to say this is workable or not. However, the idea, even as a discussion is good IMO.
My gut feeling, is even it could work, the cost of it, when compared to high speed rail is a bit optimistic. Elon Musk says it will come around $10B to connect SF to LA. The proposed high speed rail is going to hit 75 Billion mark.
Any opinions on this - pie in the sky or a new revolution on human mobility?
munchkin_utd wrote: »
it has a laughably low capacity which knocks the idea clean out of the water.
One person every 30 seconds is a mere 120people per hour so 2 bus loads between 2 massive cities or less than a single normal 737 sized airplane and a fraction of a larger airplane.
And its not scalable.
If you build a railway (or airport) you can always add extra vehicles if demand increases.
With this you have a very low capacity that cannot be altered.
theSHU wrote: »
Virgin Galactic's new spaceplane is said to be able to fly from London to Sydney in 2hrs.
danotroy wrote: »
really? is it going to do this? or will a similar craft be built to do this?
Carawaystick wrote: »
Sort of a Demo in Nevadahttp://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/12/hyperloop/