At SXSW Eco Discussing Transportation of the Future: the Hyperloop

aid Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, photo courtesy of SXSW Eco

aid Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, photo courtesy of SXSW Eco

Next year, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, is breaking ground on a five mile test hyperloop outside of Los Angeles, said Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies.

The company wants to test out the technology, proposed by Tesla and SpaceX Founder Elon Musk, to ultimately create a high-speed transportation system between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The hyperloop would carry people in speeds up to 700 miles per hour in a capsule inside a tube moving in a high pressure environment like a pneumatic tube. The system is on pylons. With one tube, the hyperloop can handle three times the airline traffic between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Ahlborn said.

The hyperloop uses solar power and kinetic energy and produces more energy than it consumes, Ahlborn said. He delivered the afternoon keynote address at SXSW Eco on Monday.

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  1. It’s great to see this new technology moving forward. I’m hoping at this current pace we’ll start to see this as a viable option in the near future, but I’d love to see the inclusion of additional technologies like the GlidewayPRT transportation brought into the studies as the combination of the two could really reinvent ground transportation.

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