Flashing in the air is the future of commuting called Hyperloop technology. Hyperloop has inevitably taken a transportation & technology world by storm. The reasons for the invention of this technology are to preserve the environment, save fuel & precious time of humanity which could be served at many other vital places and occasions. No other person than Elon Musk, the founder of Hyperloop technology, has gauged the significance of saving, allocating time in the right way with environment-friendly innovations.
Elaborating Mr. Musk in detail, Musk was always a person to watch. He founded many companies, named Zip 2 Corporation, PayPal, Solar City, The boring company, along with a few others. However, one can’t forget the game-changing ventures like Space X & Tesla Motors, which were the first companies of their kind.
Musk was the first person who proposed 17th-century initial idea from inventor George Medhurst to move goods through cast-iron pipes using air pressure into the vacuum and maglev powered super-fast train that would travel through a tube in August 2013. Without diving into the oceans of difficulties that Musk swim through in his life, SCIENTIA feels sheer honor to laud him for his continuous efforts and services for the world of technology to serve humanity uniquely.
The magnetic repelling forces capsule each other to levitate once it is driven forward by an electric motor. Once the capsule is levitating, traveling through a tunnel in a vacuum, it claims very less energy to sustain speeds of over 700 mph (1126 kph). However, one serious concern is the sudden stop, which can be catastrophic & would be 10 times fatal as a 70 mph (112 kph) car crash. For that, companies are experimenting on plopping the pods, which would slow them down until it reaches zero miles per hour using magnetic levitation.
Many nations across the world are busy making their grounds to race like a champion.
• Greater Los Angeles Area – San Francisco Area including Sacramento, Anaheim, San Diego, and Las Vegas. Chicago-Cleveland & a loop connecting Washington-New York City. St. Louis, Columbia, Kansas City. Miami–Orlando, Dallas–Laredo– Houston, Chicago–Columbus– Pittsburgh. Minimizing 2.30 hours to 30 mins from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.
• Edinburgh–London, Glasgow– Liverpool,
• Chennai & Bengaluru. Amaravati to Vijayawada in a 6-minute ride
• Mumbai to Pune cutting down 1 hour 04 mins into 13 mins.
• Mumbai-Delhi via Indore, Kota & Jaipur.
• Bengaluru–Chennai, Mumbai– Chennai.
• DP World to move containers from it’s Port of Jebel Ali in Dubai
• Dubai – Abu Dhabi cutting 1-hour travel into 12 mins
• Hunchun in north-eastern China
• Cracow-Gdansk across Poland proposed by Hyper Poland.
Trans-Pod is striving for the possibility of Hyperloop.
• Toronto-Montreal, Toronto-Windsor, Calgary-Edmonton.
Few others, Helsinki and Stockholm, Sweden, Finland, Mexico, Russia Slovakia & Austin Hungry, Czech Republic, South Korea along with intercountry routes are under consideration.
Routes are unconfined to our world it is even stretched to Mars, yes Mars. Genius Musk expressed his views that Hyperloop would be useful on Mars as no tubes would be required on Mars’ atmosphere due to its density. Low-pressure tubes minimize air resistance on our planet. However, if we built on Mars, the lower air resistance would allow Hyperloop to be created with no tube, only a track.
Complete eradication of fuels makes the environment carbon-free and clean. Fuel when burn produces carbon emissions which will be zero with the use of hyperloop. According to Virgin Hyperloop company airplanes carrying passengers solely emit 859 million metric tons (946 million tons) of CO2. This could be slashed by 58 percent if every passenger flight between 500 kilometers to 1,500 kilometers (about 310 miles & 930 miles) worldwide from hyperloop. Moreover, renewable energy could be used to run the entire system which is absolutely a treat for our environment.
The future of Hyperloop is shining bright, which provides hope to humanity in many ways like saving time, valuable resources, fuel, boosting economies, which can make nations’ financial health. It will be fully operational by 2021 & will provide us the possible answer whether it has opened the gates of wonders or failed miserably. However, presently, many of its routes are under construction & the hype of hyperloop seems magical.