Elon Musk to Build Futuristic Hyperloop Test Track

By: | January 27th, 2015

Billionaire and inventor Elon Musk announced last week his plan to build a 5-mile hyperloop test track that will propel humans at a speed of 700 mph (1,126 kmh) across the flat plains of Texas in an attempt to prove his concept of ultra-fast transportation. The fastest train in the world is currently the Shanghai Maglev, which travels at a speed of 267 mph (430 kph).

Musk is taking an “open source” approach to the hyperloop idea and is encouraging companies and students to get involved in bringing the next generation of transportation technology to life. If Musk’s system becomes a reality, 400 mile trips will take just half an hour.

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