Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants 8km long build Hyperloop test track




Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has announced that he is an 8 kilometer long test track for wanting to build Hyperloop capsules. Possibly the test circuit is in Texas. With the arrangement wants Musk the concept that still exists only on paper tests in practice.

The Hyperloop system seems a combination of old-fashioned pneumatic and Japanese bullet trains. The capsules are moved electromagnetically in a sealed tube, as set Tweakers previously explained. On straights the capsules could develop a speed of 1220 kilometers per hour.

Currently, technicians and students doing research into the feasibility of Hyperloop. In an effort to realize the concept has Musk via his Twitter account announced that he wants to build a test track 8km, along with a research center. He was awarded a location in Texas on the eye. The test track could be used among other students and companies to the capsules, pods called, to try out. When the circuit has to be done, is not clear.

In addition to the announcement of the construction of a test track Musk also the idea conceived to hold an annual race pods. It students should participate. He cites the Formula SAE competition as an example. In California by a group of investors already working on designs for a Hyperloop-pods, but prototypes are not yet built.


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