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Elon Musk Hyperloop: Washington to NYC timeline

Washington DC has given Elon Musk a permit for his Hyperloop

February 19th, 2018

In the middle of last year, Elon Musk announced that he had “verbal government approval” to build a Washington DC to New York City Hyperloop that would shuttle passengers between the two cities in just 29 minutes. The plan was classic Musk-level audacity, but one thing that was also quintessentially Musk was the lack of …

Elon Musk Hyperloop NY to DC

Elon Musk announces underground Hyperloop that does NY to DC in 29 minutes

July 20th, 2017

On Thursday, Elon Musk announced that he’s secured “verbal government approval,” whatever that is, to build a Hyperloop linking Washington DC to New York City, stopping in Baltimore and Philadelphia on the way. The Hyperloop system would travel in a tunnel dug by Elon Musk’s new Boring Company, and Musk claims that it would do …

Hyperloop Speed Experience

The Hyperloop VR app shows how boring the future will be

August 20th, 2016

I’ve seen Tomorrowland, so I know that the future is supposed to be full of flying cars and jetpacks. Elon Musk’s version of the future is a little less fanciful — it only involves levitating people through a partial vacuum at hundreds of miles an hour. But if this VR app that lets you try the …

Why Hyperloop Won't Work

Why Hyperloop will never work in the United States

August 17th, 2016

A few years ago, definitely-not-Iron-Man Elon Musk unveiled his concept for the future of transportation: small train cars travelling in a tube with low air pressure and levitated by magnets, which could travel at the speed of planes for a fraction of the cost. Numerous companies are working to make his idea a reality, but for …

Hyperloop Pod Interior Video

This is what the inside of a Hyperloop pod will look like

May 25th, 2016

The Hyperloop is no longer just a wild transportation dream, as several companies out there are looking to turn Elon Musk’s high-speed train concept into a commercial product. We’ve already seen demos showing the type of technology that will help Hyperloop cars go down a track at speeds of hundreds of miles per hour, and …

Hyperloop One Test

We’re still a long way from a real Hyperloop

May 12th, 2016

Yesterday, Hyperloop One conducted the first test of the propulsion system that may eventually shoot people through tubes at very high speeds. Hyperloop One’s CEO Rob Lloyd described the test as an “engineering milestone,” but while it was undoubtedly impressive, Hyperloop still has a long way to go. It’s worth remembering how Hyperloop is supposed to …

Hyperloop Test Watch Video

You can watch the first full-scale Hyperloop test right here

May 11th, 2016

The first full-scale test of next-gen Hyperloop transportation technology has just taken place in the desert outside Las Vegas. Although Hyperloop is an Elon Musk idea, he’s “too busy” to try and develop it himself. Instead, he released the plans for free, and private companies are designing their own solutions. At the forefront of the …

Hyperloop One Test Las Vegas

The first Hyperloop test happens today in Las Vegas

May 11th, 2016

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop high-speed transportation project is getting closer to becoming a commercial product, but don’t get too excited just yet about traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco in about half an hour. However, Hyperloop Technologies, a company that’s looking to create Musk’s vision, has scheduled a major Hyperloop test for this week.

Elon Musk Hyperloop Transportation

Elon Musk’s wild Hyperloop is slowly becoming a reality

May 9th, 2016

Tesla Motors and SpaceX aren’t Elon Musk’s only major transportation-related projects. In fact, he’s also working on a train system where passengers could be shipped between cities at speeds close to the speed of sound. Called Hyperloop, the train is a mix between the Concorde plane, a railgun, and an air-hockey table, according to the inventor. …