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TechnologyElon Musk promises new Hyperloop tunnel after speed record broken

15:42  22 july  2019
15:42  22 july  2019 Source:   theverge.com

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TUM Hyperloop has set a new Hyperloop speed record of 463 km/h at the fourth annual SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. Elon Musk also announced that next year’s competition will take place in a 10 km curved tunnel . TUM Hyperloop broke the old speed record of 284 mph.

On Sunday, Elon Musk said on Twitter that he plans to test a Tesla and SpaceX-branded Hyperloop pod at half the speed of sound "soon." If the test succeeds, Musk would break the record set by Virgin Hyperloop One in December. Between building electric cars and sending rockets into space

Elon Musk promises new Hyperloop tunnel after speed record broken© Image: Photo: A. Heddergott / TUM HyperloopThe record was achieved by TUM Hyperloop’s fourth-generation pod.

TUM Hyperloop has set a new speed record of 463 km/h (288 mph) at the fourth SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. The win was announced by Hyperloop’s official Twitter account. After confirming the speed record, Elon Musk announced that next year’s competition will take place in a 10 km vacuum tunnel with a curve rather than the current 1 mile (1.6 km) straight above-ground tube at the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California.

Although the win was another step forward for the theoretical transportation technology, TUM only beat the previous record by 4 mph, far short of the technology’s theoretical 760 mph max speed. The previous record was set by the same team (then known as WARR Hyperloop), in last year’s competition.

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Самые новые твиты от Elon Musk (@ elonmusk ): "Motor Trend awards Tesla Model S best Car of the Year ever in their 70 year history Elon Musk . Подлинная учетная запись. SpaceX’s returning Hyperloop champion is looking to reach half the speed of sound in this year's competitionhttps

Elon Musk 's version of the concept, first publicly mentioned in 2012,[2] incorporates reduced-pressure tubes in which pressurized capsules ride on air Musk envisions the more advanced versions will be able to go at hypersonic speed .[11] In May 2013, Musk likened the Hyperloop to a "cross between a

TUM had originally hoped to hit a much higher speed of 373 mph, or roughly half the speed of sound, this year, with a pod that doubled the power output of last year’s prototype. However, Teslerati reports that the pod was forced to come to an emergency stop after it suffered visible damage. At just 1.7 meters long and weighing 70 kg, the prototype is still a fraction of the size of what the eventual passenger-ready Hyperloop pods will be.

Musk’s newly proposed tunnel will be a big change for future competitions. At 10 km long it would be over five times longer than all three of the current Hyperloop test tracks, and the inclusion of a curve would bring it far closer to what Hyperloop tracks will have to be like in the real world. The new tunnel would likely introduce additional challenges for the team’s competing in the competition.

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Elon Musk used a Tesla/SpaceX hyperloop pod to break the official public speed record with an incredible speed of 220mph. If Musk manages to reach 310 miles per hour next month, it would bring the record around halfway to the top speed . Watch the pod run here by clicking through on the right

Nearly four years to the day after Elon Musk first published his plans for the system, the company set a new hyperloop speed record , logging nearly 200 mph The initial hyperloop plans were a lot faster. In Musk ’s initial announcement, he presented the hyperloop as a system that could get you from Los

However, for now, it seems the new track is firmly in the theoretical stages of planning, and it’s unclear where it will end up being located. On stage at this year’s competition, TechCrunch reports that Elon Musk and Boring Company President Steve Davis discussed only a minor extension of the current test track by around 200 meters. Confusingly, they also discussed having the Boring Company build another longer tunnel, according to TechCrunch, but suggested that this one would be straight rather than curved, and would be built within the next three years rather than by 2020.

Will this be the world's first Hyperloop?.
Officials in India will soon be taking bidding for the construction of a functional hyperloop system running from Pune-to-Mumbai. The ultra-fast, futuristic transportation system has been designated a 'public infrastructure project', funded by the successful bidders Officials in India will soon be taking bidding for the construction of a functional hyperloop system running from Pune-to-Mumbai. The ultra-fast, futuristic transportation system has been designated a 'public infrastructure project', funded by the successful bidder.

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