Tag: Hyperloop

[Hyperloop One in Fortune] You may be able to get from NYC to D.C. in 20 minutes soon

Hyperloop One has presented a plan for a high-speed tube that could get passengers from New York City to Washington, D.C. in 20 minutes. The company announced the proposal during an event in D.C. last week — saying they want to connect 80% of the U.S. through electromagnetic tubes, NBC News reported. Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk first proposed the idea in 2013. Read more on Fortune...

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[Hyperloop One in Econotimes] Amazon wants to deliver via Hyperloop and build warehouses underwater

There’s no doubt that Amazon has had a huge impact on revolutionizing the retail market all around the world, but its future plans have the potentially to completely change the game. For one thing, it plans to partner with Hyperloop One in order to increase the speed of its deliveries regardless of the distance. It also recently applied for a patent involving “Aquatic Storage Facilities.” The Hyperloop One/Amazon partnership news came via a Tweet sent out by Port Technology about the Container Terminal Automation Conference. In the Tweet, an image of Hyperloop One executive Nick Earle, accompanied by a presentation that clearly depicted Amazon’s Same Day delivery service was featured. Read more on Econotimes...

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[Hyperloop One in Fortune] Hyperloop One completes test track, exploring U.S. routes

Hyperloop One has announced the completion of a test Hyperloop track in Nevada, and is showcasing 11 potential Hyperloop routes across the U.S. as it pushes what it’s calling its “Vision for America.” Hyperloop One is the most visible of three startups now pursuing Elon Musk’s proposal for a near-supersonic ground transportation system, which it touts as a potential economic game-changer. Read more on Fortune...

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Beam Me Up, Scotty! The Next Generation of Transportation Technology

Is it a bird? A plane? Neither, in fact; it’s the Hyperloop, the soon-to-be-released tube-based transportation system and newest brainchild of Elon Musk, founder of PayPal, Tesla, and SpaceX. Heralded as the “fifth mode of transportation” – the other four being the train, plane, automobile, and boat – the Hyperloop is expected to traverse the approximately 350 miles between San Fransisco and Los Angeles in 30 minutes, which averages to a speed of 700 miles per hour, just shy of the speed of sound. Can this be done? After spurring disruptive innovation in other industries, has Mr. Musk finally gone Hyperloopy? Or, like Ford with the popular automobile and the Wright brothers with the airplane, will this herald the new method of transportation that will forever change the rhythms of our lives? The Hyperloop is just one example of a larger trend towards the next generation of transportation, a shift that will indelibly change our lives. In this post, I would like to discuss 3 areas of  massive change : the Hyperloop personal space flight innovation for automobiles The...

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