This weekend, over a thousand high school and college students from all over the world have congregated at Texas A&M University to pitch their prototype design ideas for Elon Musk’s Hyperloop. And apparently US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx is totally onboard.
Today Hyperloop Transportation Technologies filed a permit to build a 5-mile prototype in Quay Valley — a utopian, eco-friendly community planned for Central California. And while we’re rooting for them to succeed with their test track, it still doesn’t change the Hyperloop’s largest challenges. Because the biggest…
Hyperloop Technologies plans to build a hyperloop test track for in North Las Vegas—and it wants to start testing early next year.
The Hyperloop is not real. But that won’t prevent it from being taught at institutions of higher learning. Now Purdue University is offering a Hyperloop Design course through its three engineering programs. The first class was yesterday and apparently 54 students showed up.
When Elon Musk published his plans for the ultra-high speed Hyperloop transit system almost exactly two years ago, he said he had no intention of building it. This spring, he changed his mind.
Ever wanted to ride to work in a screaming roller-coaster gun? If your answer was yes: good news!
Elon Musk and his company Space X are hosting a year-long design competition for Hyperloop pods that will culminate in a run-off on a Hyperloop test in July 2016. Deadline to sign up for the competition is Septmeber 15, 2015.
What do cities look like in the world of Hyperloop transit? Will supersonic travel turn our cities into vast, intermodal suburbs? And what about the edge towns that once bled into the country, fed by car travel—will they empty out and decay, eliminated by a new form of transportation that bypasses them?
One of several startups endeavoring to build Elon Musk's Hyperloop vision thinks it can start building a test track to demonstrate and develop the idea next year. That's a lovely sounding idea, but let's file this plan under "insanely hypothetical."
Elon Musk tweeted that he'll be building a 5-mile Hyperloop test track probably in Texas. Say whaaaaat?!
A research team in China just successfully tested a blisteringly fast transportation concept: super-maglev, a high speed train that could theoretically hit speeds of up to 1,800 miles per hour. That's three times the speed of a passenger jet.
Tesla is joining the race to build and sell the world's first self-driving car, and it plans to win. In an interview with the Financial Times this week, Elon Musk said he's working on building a car that can run on "auto-pilot" within three years. That would put Tesla way ahead of competition in typical Tesla fashion.
As enamored as you are with the idea, your gut says that Elon Musk's Hyperloop is never going to happen. The good news is that the tech, according to experts we've talked to, is actually feasible. That bad news? That might not matter. Musk's plan is futuristic, beautiful, and sound. It just might be more ambitious…
Yesterday afternoon, Elon Musk revealed his plans for a system that could revolutionize transit. This isn’t the first time a private entrepreneur has taken on transportation in America, though. In fact, another wealthy businessman and inventor named Alfred Ely Beach attempted to do the same thing in New York, in…
You know why I didn't like Elon Musk a few years ago? Because of PayPal. Because he seemed like a dilettante. Yet another Valley guy who was ignoring all the hard work and ingenuity that had gone into systems like infrastructure and space travel for the last fifty years; another nerd who thought every system was as…
Inventor-entrepreneur-mad-scientist Elon Musk just released an alpha design of his vision for the future of high-speed transit. This is our first look at Hyperloop. After teasing the concept for months, we're finally going to be able to figure out if this is a fantasy—or the beginning of our new reality.