Elon Musk’s Hyperloop to Arrive in Australia Soon
Cernescu Andrei / 7 years ago
There are many innovative projects linked to Elon Musk’s name, whether we’re talking about his outer space ventures or incredible breakthroughs as far as personal transportation is concerned. Tesla cars are becoming more and more popular around the world each day, but the Hyperloop is arguably even more impressive, as it could very well revolutionize the transportation industry. The system was envisioned for the first time back in 2013, but since Mr. Musk decided to focus more on electric cars and traveling to Mars, the plans were released to other parties that would be interested in making this project a reality.
It looks like Australia is a likely candidate for testing the freight pod system, at least according to Hyperloop One’s vice-president, Alan James.
“We’re very keen to explore the potential for doing proof of operations in Australia and the reason for that is there’s a clear long-term need for ultra-fast transport on the Australian east coast. Melbourne to Sydney is the third busiest air corridor in the world and we can give you Melbourne downtown to Sydney downtown in 55 minutes. So we would be looking, either in NSW or Victoria, or possibly in ACT, to develop the first section of that route, to prove the operation of Hyperloop, to get regulatory approval.”
Up until now, the Hyperloop was stuck in a theoretical phase, and it didn’t look like the system would materialize anytime soon. This is understandable, of course, considering the project’s scale and complexity, but we’re hoping that Los Angeles-based firm Hyperloop One will prove that Musk’s plans can actually be achieved in a reasonable timeframe.