Think the bullet train is fast? Wait till you hear what Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla motors has planned for California, a transit system that will transport passengers at speeds of up to 800 miles per hours (YIKES!) with a fraction of the cost.
Maybe Musk is on to something and if this project is successful, you can pretty much say the entire United States (and in a few years the world) will not be the same size again. At 800 mph, you can literally travel across the US in the time it takes to watch a Lord of the Rings movie. If you are interested in the details of how this system will work HERE IS THE DETAILED RELEASE BY TESLA MOTORS.
I had speculated for a long time that this system will make use of magnetic propulsion.
I was wrong.
Apparently these “pods” that will transport the passengers travelling in an “air tube”. Interesting.
And I know I will be holding onto my seat with anticipation at how this entire project plays out. Tesla’s legacy continues to shape the world and if the hyper loop really is cheap as they say, I will definitely be taking a ride.
Here is a further read.