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Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by Ulmo, Jan 28, 2017.
I seem to have found activity related to HyperLoop at the SpaceX HyperLoop test tube in Hawthorne.
Perdue students looking at results of a test. Fastest one so far. Their pod was pushed by a generic SpaceX tractor for this test.
Here's a pic of the test tube:
It goes from Prairie Ave to Crenshaw Blvd between the train track and Jack Northrup Ave.
Elon Musk seems obsessed with tubes and cylinders, noticing his space rockets, hyperloop vision and, lately, his tunneling plans. Instead of having people go through tunnels in box-like cars that weigh 25 times as much as the driver (usually the only occupant) and that are as wide as the driver is tall, he might want to consider moving them in sleek, lightweight canister- or pod-like vehicles. Easier to implement self-driving, the present infrastructure will suffice (lanes can be made narrower or lane-splitting will be possible), and the lighter the car, the better it will lend itself to battery power.
The city of Cupertino is interested in Apple backing Hyperloop construction to service its campus. This could be an interesting intersection of companies....
Cupertino nixes ‘head tax’ proposal, now wants Apple to back Hyperloop construction