Elon Musk Posts A Demo Video Of His Hyperloop Pod, Accelerating From 0 To 200 MPHs In Seconds

Submitted by: fancylad 1 year ago in News & Politics Science

Hyperloop WARR pod run to 201 mph (324 km/h) in 0.8 mile near vacuum tube

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Hey all, remember Elon Musk's Hyperloop project? The Hyperloop project that got Government Approval last month? Welp, it looks like he's been hard at work on making things happen. Here's what it's going to look like when you're traveling around 200 MPHs to and from work. Weeee!
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Male 5,116
Why in tarnation would anyone want to go that fast?
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Male 1,709
trimble Because they want to be turned to jelly by the G-forces. Yay!
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Isn't this just a maglev train? I mean you can hear rattling and working so it's clearly not happening under reduced pressure... in which case we have had those for a very long time. They haven't takenn off because they're not efficient or affordable. How putting it inside a 100km long vacuum changer will change that I do not know. But this is musk all over, mostly just a pipe dream *cymbal*
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Male 8,662
ben_brackston Considering the phenomenal successes of both Tesla and SpaceX, I really don't understand why some people seem to delight in scoffing at Elon Musk.
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Male 1,709
squrlz4ever Because he actually does what he says he is going to do and people don't understand that.
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Male 884
squrlz4ever Cause he is overrated.
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Male 1,166
Here are some reasons the Hyperloop will fail.

"I visited @ hyperloop test track ~2 weeks ago. It was completely rusted up inside and supported by rubber sheet. It looked derelict!" - Thunderf00t
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Male 1,709
boredhuman Thunderf00t is a MAJOR naysayer. He says EVERYTHING is going to fail or is a scam.
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Male 654
It's like my last colonoscopy.
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Male 21,741
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Male 636
"EVERYBODY! Back of the bus!" 
"Nevermind..."
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Male 417
I would like to see this become a reality. It would be great to hop over to another state for an afternoon. The bigger money I think would be in shipping, could definitely put trains in a bad spot.
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Male 23
I think it's more impressive that it went from 200 to 0 in 2 seconds...
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Male 5,381
Awyoung agreed
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Male 12,263
i think it'll run out of money first
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Male 6,723
Is this a demo from the full size tube or some matchbox thing they rigged up to look good?
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Male 8,662
daegog It's full-size (or close--certainly not Matchbox-size). You can see the size of the tunnel at the start of this video.
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Male 5,381
squrlz4ever Yep, better video.  This is something new indeed...
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