Posts tagged 'Hyperloop'

But where are the hyperloop barons?

When it comes to the actual financing (versus engineering) of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop, one of the first things you notice is wow, $6bn is really cheap for a new transportation technology. Though you’re not quite sure how.

Later you notice a line in Musk’s paper that the Hyperloop route — a 35-minute hop between Los Angeles to San Francisco — “must respect existing structures”. And then another: “Route: Follows I-5 to minimize land/right of way purchase costs.”

And then it clicks. Read more

Hyperloop de-hyped

It’s here!

The plans for Elon Musk’s much hyped hyperloop concept, which is supposed to radically reduce the travel time between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and create a fifth mode of transport after planes, trains, cars and boats, have finally been revealed: Read more