Imagine taking a trip from Cape Town to Johannesburg in simply 90 minutes, with the invention of Hyperloop this may become the reality for tourists minus the laborious effort of gathering travel luggage, reaching an airport an hour early and even boarding.
Elon Musk, a South African born innovator initially thought about the possibility of a 5th mode of transportation in 2012 in addition to the existing modes.
Hyperloop intends to reduce travel time downsizing from hours to a matter of minutes, permitting travellers to reach their location in record time. The hyperloop is an extended pressurised tube-like transportation system, which utilizes electric propulsion and pod-like structures to transfer passengers at high speeds.
Reaching up to speeds of 1 000 km per hour, the hyperloop also makes use of electric magnetic levitation.
Virgin Hyperloop One, a designer of the hyperloop says that the transport system will have a very little impact on the environment.
“Virgin Hyperloop One systems will be developed on columns or tunneled listed below ground to avoid harmful grade crossings and wildlife. It’s completely self-governing and enclosed, removing pilot error and weather condition dangers. It’s safe and tidy, without any direct carbon emissions.”
Model of the hyper loop developed by Virgin Hyperloop
One. Currently two companies, Virgin Hyperloop One and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) are working on bringing this invention to life.
It might sound entirely out of reach but technology is developing rapidly with both companies approximating the possible execution of hyperloop in approximately three years.
“It’s much faster, as in 2 to 3 times faster than the fastest high-speed rail.”
Traffic may end up being a distant memory with the hyperloop, conserving important time. Virgin Hyerloop One has approximated for every one million guests that take a trip from Cape Town to Johannesburg, an estimated 347 years of travel time would be conserved.
Virgin Hyperloop One, an estimated quantity of travel time that would be saved using this mode of transportation.
Virgin Hyperloop One approximates that it will take 90 minutes to travel from Cape Town to Johannesburg.
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Virgin Hyerloop One, estimated travel time in between Cape Town and Johannesburg
Here is a detailed explanation of Hyperloop travel and how it works:
Picture: Virgin Hyerloop One, render image