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Very interesting. Gonna read it all tomorrow.
Stop building HS2!
as people could commute from LA?
Our housing crisis is largely thanks to the number of SF residents that work in Mountain View and Cupertino. People that work in SF can no longer afford to live here. Obviously Hyperloop is hypothetical at this point but I think it would just add to SF's already strained housing market.
should be good for novelties.
that would be way cooler
Let's propose building it in an indebted state with no power and a propensity for earthquakes!
It talks about a capsule departing every 30s at peak times - that doesn't build in a lot of error time or extra embarkation time for slower moving passengers.
And at 760mph, it's not like you'd easily be able to stop the capsules ahead while you resolve someone having held the doors open to let their mate on.
I think it would be awesome, but this sort of thing does slightly rely on all the passengers being like minded, able bodied, do gooders with no or minimal luggage and probably short hair.
from what Ive seen of the artists impressions they would be loading the tube using a rotating thing abit like a six shooter/revolver. thered be nothing stopping them having 4 or 5 of these feeding one tube so when youre sat and comfortable you close the door. then join a queue to get fired down the tube.
in about 15 to 20 years.
Supposing the tests go well and all systems issues closed out, best case scenario, we could see a buildable version as soon as 30/40 years or so, I'd say.
are just as likely to appear in 100 years as they are in 10.
but there's millions of other items that need to be thought about. It's a completely unknown disipline, so safety procedures and contingency plans - electronic systems checks (themselves taking years to undertake) would all have to be completed.
The project I'm working on was nearly 20 years in the planning, and that's just a tube station.
Could have saved 20 years of time and effort.
so it would take about 20 mins to get from the UK to the US?
...is that it isn't a car.
plus how much would a journey cost if that's the number of passengers using it?
'it might take about four years to create a test model, but i don't really have the time right now'
Oh, and that space tourism thing too.
...and that's based on the future I think.
i don't think the sketches are as good as he was making it out to be it looks rubbish