Hyperloop One picks 10 potential routes for its high-speed transport link

15 Septembre, 2017, 21:08 | Auteur: Nathanaël Gerin
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A recent full-scale test in Nevada saw speeds of almost 200 miles per hour, but that is far from the 760 miles per hour envisioned by Elon Musk in 2013 when he birthed the concept.

After assessing more than 2,600 entries for the contest, Hyperloop One's panel of experts in infrastructure, transport, and technology shortlisted 10 routes.

"Hyperloop One will be hosting workshops in each of the above countries to help with this process, and to meet with stakeholders and help establish necessary partnerships", Hyperloop India said in a statement.

When, or if, fully realized, a Hyperloop system would shuttle people and cargo through near-vacuum tubes at around the speed of sound.

The trip from Greeley to Denver is expected to take about six minutes while Denver to Vail should be about an eight minute ride, according to Hyperloop One.

The proposed Colorado route would service 10 cities and roughly 4.8 million people, according to the station.

I'd like to use this moment to point out that the Hyperloop, like libertarian versions of paradise, has yet to be built.

Other winning projects include Chicago to Columbus to Pittsburgh; Dallas to Laredo to Houston; Miami to Orlando; Toronto to Montreal; Mexico City to Guadalajara; Edinburgh to London; Glasgow to Liverpool; Bengaluru to Chennai; and Mumbai to Chennai.

Hyperloop One says more than 2600 teams worldwide registered for the Global Challenge.

The California-headquartered company has announced 10 winners of its Hyperloop One Global Challenge, through which it sought to find teams that devise prototypes and feasible proposals of Hyperloop's high-speed transportation solution in their neighbourhood.

But none of the 11 stops on the potential north-south route is in Boulder County.

"Hyperloop One will commit meaningful business and engineering resources and work closely with each of the winning teams/routes to determine their commercial viability", CDOT officials wrote in a news release. "Like us, they believe that Hyperloop will not only solve transportation and urban development challenges within communities, it will unlock vast economic potential and transform how our cities operate and how we live", said Shervin Pishevar, co-founder and Executive Chairman of Hyperloop One.

Asked why the state is taking that step before the others do, Ford said, "I think Colorado is being very progressive in how we look at innovation and bringing technology to try to improve transportation".