Whenever something comes into the market there is this one thing that let the occurrence and that is nothing but “Requirement or need”. Hyperloop is such one development in the industry of science and technology which dealt with the requirements.
Where it was started?
In year 2012, the renowned innovator Elon Musk released its first version which tells that some people will be travelling in capsules running on air bearings driven by motors and air compressors.
Like a spark, this ignites many minds and in year 2013, a paper on this concept was published which creates an idea of a hyperloop system that would propel passengers along the 350-mile (560 km) route at an average speed of around 600 mph (970 km/h), with a top speed of 760 mph (1,200 km/h), allowing for a travel time of 35 minutes, which is considerably faster than current rail or air travel times and after so many efforts from commercial companies and dozens of student teams, on January 29, 2017, approximately one year after winning phase one of the Hyperloop pod competition, the MIT Hyperloop pod demonstrated the first ever low-pressure Hyperloop run in the world [credits : Wikipedia].
Oh, didn’t i tell you Why Hyperloop ?
Because it is fast, cheaper(after some initial phase, probably), safer, efficient, quiet. In short, it is WOW.
You will come to know why i am saying this, bear with me 😀
So, what is this buzzword?
Because no one else can tell you better than Hyperloop One
Who is working on it?
Hyperloop one and Hyperloop transportation technologies are the two main leaders in this field for now, also some support is backed up by the addition of Arrivo chaired by ex-Hyperloop One CTO and ex-SpaceX engineer Brogan BamBrogan.
It doesn’t ends here, Elon Musk runs a Hyperloop Challenge, where he welcomes students to his Hyperloop test lab in his SpaceX facility in Las Vegas. .
This global challenge invites people from around the world to make a comprehensive commercial, or transport or can be economic related for their cities, regions or even countries which can be considered to host the first hyperloop networks. It’s not an engineering competition, they say : “we bring technology, you tell us how it should be used in your location”.
I hope you must be thinking when can i have one ride in this, but the answer is little disappointing, “we are really not sure” , But don’t be sad Musk track record of getting things done gives a ray of light to the Hyperloop project.
Hyperloop One lists a projected date of 2021 on its website for having “three production systems”, although what that means in terms of working transport is unclear. Hyperloop One chief executive Rob Lloyd has claimed that, following an agreement with Dubai, “from a technological point of view, we could have a Hyperloop One system built in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the next five years”. So let’s hope for the best and maybe some day a ride in hyper wouldn’t be just a dream.
Source : techradar.com
— Swapnil kumar & Sunil kumar