Las Vegas Hyperloop Plans Starting to Look Like a Reality

Skate as Called by Hyperloop

The futuristic transportation system dreamed of by controversial US entrepreneur Elon Musk is quickly becoming a reality.The LVCC (Las Vegas Convention Center) wanted transit that could move up to 4,400 attendees every hour between exhibition halls and parking lots.

It considered traditional light rail that could shuttle hundreds of attendees per train, but settled on an underground system from Elon Musk’s The Boring Company (TBC) instead — largely because Musk’s bid was tens of millions of dollars less than rivals. The LVCC Loop will transport attendees through two 0.8-mile underground tunnels in Tesla vehicles, four or five at a time.
It’s a risky business. If The Boring Company misses its performance target by any such a margin, Musk’s company will not receive more than $13 million of its entitled construction budget — and will face millions more in penalty charges once the system does becomes operational.

Hyperloop Skate seating positions

With the news that Virgin Hyperloop One and Dubai-based supply chain firm, DP World, have got the green light by a state government in India to advance Hyperloop, the buzz around the new technology is stronger than ever.

Hyperloop tubes will be mounted on quake-resistant pylons standing up to 100 feet (30 meters) high that can run alongside recognized highway routes wherever possible – in California’s case, along Interstate 5.
The tubes and pods will be powered by motors and batteries developed by Tesla and solar panels on the tube’s outer surface. Forward motion and deceleration are handled by a linear induction motor – a flat electric motor ideal for creating movement in a straight line.
Musk’s idea would compete with air travel but at a fraction of the cost by offering tickets for the journey at around $20 for a one-way journey.
The potential benefits of Hyperloop are that it is rapid, cheap, and environmentally friendly. Musk says the pods themselves will be comfortable and safe, traveling one at a time and spaced 23 miles (37 km) apart. Each one will be fitted with multiple emergency braking sytems.Musk’s own companies are not developing the technology associated with Hyperloop alone. Instead, he has created separate industrial partnerships to deliver systems and routes across the world, as well as annual competitions involving international student teams since 2015 to design and build the best high-speed pod.

HyperLoop times :
A Hyperloop trip from DC to New York would take less than 30 minutes
Similarly, a trip from DC to Baltimore would take less than 8 minutes