Saturday, 21 May 2016

Back To The Hyperloop Drawing Board

The way we travel has come a long way from the days when a horse was the quickest way to get from A to B. We invented air balloons, bicycles, cars, trains, ships and aeroplanes but nothing new has come along for decades which is why there is much excitement over Hyperloop.
This is a transport system in which passengers are loaded into pods and fired through vacuum tubes at 700mph and initial practise runs have been encouraging.
The selling point is that journey times over long distances are drastically reduced but there is one small problem that the Hyperloop faces which could prove problematic, it can't go around corners.
As things stand, the Hyperloop tube would need go in an almost complete straight line from city to city which would of course mean either finding a route completely free of obstacles or slicing through something valued which would quickly lose it public support, especially if it is peoples homes or workplaces in the way.
They could slow the pods down so they can handle corners but that would be defeating the purpose so there may be some drawing boards being returned to before we are able to buy a Hyperloop ticket. 

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