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Elon Musk reveals first high-speed Boring tunnel under LA will open soon

The Independent - Tech

A two-mile tunnel capable of transporting people at up to 155 mph under the city of Los Angeles is set to open in December, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has announced. The tunnel is the first major project of The Boring Company, a startup born out of Mr Musk's frustration with LA traffic. Responding to questions on Twitter on Sunday, Mr Musk revealed that the tunnel will open on 10 December, with free rides available for the public the following day. When asked if this date represented "real time or Elon time" – referencing his notoriously over-ambitious schedules – he replied "I think real." LA to San Francisco in 30 minutes: Paypal founder Elon Musk unveils 800mph Hyperloop'trains' LA to San Francisco in 30 minutes: Paypal founder Elon Musk unveils 800mph Hyperloop'trains' A sketch of billionaire Elon Musk's proposed "Hyperloop" transport system A sketch of billionaire U.S. entrepreneur Elon Musk's proposed "Hyperloop" transport system A sketch of billionaire Elon Musk's proposed "Hyperloop" transport system A sketch of billionaire U.S. entrepreneur Elon Musk's proposed "Hyperloop" transport system The test tunnel stretches under LA from the SpaceX car park and connects to the surface via a lift up to a garage of a house in Hawthorne, California.



India announces a 400 km/h Hyperloop transport system

Daily Mail - Science & tech

A 250mph (400 km/kh) Hyperloop transport system is to be constructed in southeast India. The Hyperloop pods will travel around 25 miles (40 km) in just six minutes between the city centres of Vijaywada and Amaravati. The journey through the state of Andhra Pradesh, which has a population of 50 million people, normally takes over an hour by car. A 250 mph (400 kph) Hyperloop system is to built in southeast India. Los Angeles firm Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) announced today it has signed an agreement with Indian officials.


Will this be the world's first Hyperloop?

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Officials in India will soon be taking bidding for the construction of a functional hyperloop system running from Pune-to-Mumbai. The ultra-fast, futuristic transportation system has been designated a'public infrastructure project', funded by the successful bidder. There are still many hurdles to overcome, such as certifying the hyperloop as safe for human passengers. Virgin Hyperloop One is one of the handful of companies working to turn Elon Musk's dream of supersonic travel through vacuum tubes a reality. Richard Branson's transportation venture and its partner DP World are the originators of the multi billion-dollar project, in the western district of Maharashtra, according to the Verge.


Moscow to explore high-speed Hyperloop commuter transport system

The Guardian

Moscow has signed an agreement with Los Angeles-based company Hyperloop One to explore building a futuristic, high-speed transportation system known as a Hyperloop in the Russian capital. A Hyperloop involves using magnets to levitate pods inside an airless tube, creating conditions in which the floating pods can shuttle people and cargo at speeds of up to 750 mph (1,200 kph). "Hyperloop can improve life dramatically for the 16 million people in the greater Moscow area, cutting their commute to a fraction of what it is today," Shervin Pishevar, co-founder of Hyperloop One, said in a press release. "Our longer-term vision is to work with Russia to implement a transformative new Silk Road: a cargo Hyperloop that whisks freight containers from China to Europe in a day," he said. The Hyperloop One chief executive officer, Rob Lloyd, said it is unclear how much it will cost to build a Hyperloop in Moscow, and the system would not necessarily travel at its top speed in such a metropolitan area.