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Post subject: Hyperloop Update: Elon Musk Will Start Developing It Himself Posted: 13.08.2013 19:24
- The plans Musk unveiled were developed by a team of a dozen engineers from both Tesla and SpaceX. They spent roughly nine months developing them, though Musk started thinking about a Hyperloop concept about two years ago.
- Musk will build a demonstration prototype himself. “I think it might help if I built a demonstration article. I think I probably will do that, actually. I’ve sort of come around in my thinking on that part.”
- The Hyperloop will feel like an airplane to ride. “There will be initial acceleration and once you’re at traveling speed you wouldn’t really notice the speed at all,” Musk said, noting that there will be no lateral acceleration (by which he means swaying side-to-side like a roller coaster). “It should just feel really super smooth and quiet, and obviously there wouldn’t be any turbulence or anything.”
- It’ll take roughly seven years before we can ride in it.
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