Elon Musk’s vision for an entirely new form of transportation will be revealed to the world on August 12th. The founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors tweeted this morning that he would “publish Hyperloop alpha design by Aug 12,” and added “critical feedback for improvements would be much appreciated.” Musk has previously revealed just a few tantalizing details for the Hyperloop, which he’s described as a “fifth form” of transportation — the first four being planes, trains, automobiles and boats.
What Musk has said so far is that the Hyperloop would be a “a cross between a Concorde, a rail gun, and an air hockey table,” and would be able to deliver people the 380 miles between Los Angeles and San Francisco in just 30 minutes, dramatically outpacing California’s bullet train project, which would make the same trip in just under three hours. Musk has publicly bashed California’s bullet train plans as inefficient, and maintains that the Hyperloop would be a better project for the state to undertake. 

Elon Musk’s vision for an entirely new form of transportation will be revealed to the world on August 12th. The founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors tweeted this morning that he would “publish Hyperloop alpha design by Aug 12,” and added “critical feedback for improvements would be much appreciated.” Musk has previously revealed just a few tantalizing details for the Hyperloop, which he’s described as a “fifth form” of transportation — the first four being planes, trains, automobiles and boats.

What Musk has said so far is that the Hyperloop would be a “a cross between a Concorde, a rail gun, and an air hockey table,” and would be able to deliver people the 380 miles between Los Angeles and San Francisco in just 30 minutes, dramatically outpacing California’s bullet train project, which would make the same trip in just under three hours. Musk has publicly bashed California’s bullet train plans as inefficient, and maintains that the Hyperloop would be a better project for the state to undertake. 

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