In less than two months the first testtunnel of the hyperloop open. Reports that Elon Musk on Twitter.
Elon Musk wants to make a Drilling Company underground tunnels build in which special transportcapsules travelers with high speed between cities transport.
“The first tunnel is almost finished’, says Musk now. ‘He opens on the 10th of december.’ The American entrepreneur says that that day is a inhuldigingsevenement takes place, and that the public the following day for free rides.
It is still a test version, which starts at the site of Musks raketbedrijf Space X in Hawthorne, California. In the tunnel is now a top speed of 250 km/h is pushed forward.
The company used the testtunnel for his research into and development of tunnel and transport systems. This allows the company a lift in the garage of a house in Hawthorne. Intention is that the elevator cars in the tunnel on a plateau to be put, to then quickly leave.
Many, however, are still unclear. Musk suggested, for example, in the long term a top speed of 1.220 km/h, in the forefront of the hyperloop. That seems still far off. Also the way of transport in the tunnels is not yet clear.
The Drilling Company was given in June permission for an underground high-speed train between downtown Chicago and the O’hare Airport. Also in Los Angeles are plans for new tunnels.