Gotta Go Fast! Hyperloop Prepares for Historic Public Demo

 Susanne.Posel-Headline.News.Official- Posel, Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Media Spokesperson, HEALTH MAX Brands


Elon Musk’s Hyperloop One start-up is gearing up to show off just how fast humans can travel.

Musk described the Hyperloop as the fifth mode of transportation. Beyond the four modes of current transportation (boats, planes, cars and trains), the Hyperloop would move 3 to 4 times faster than the bullet trains built across the globe; meaning it would travel at twice the speed of an average commercial airliner.

As far as speed is concerned, Ahlborn said the Hyperloop is limited to a maximum of 1 G force.

G force is not measurable in miles per hour because it is the feeling of acceleration or deceleration at any given speed. For example, when riding an elevator and arise to the desired floor, the instant sinking feeling in the stomach is a mild reaction to G force.

One problem Hyperloop One is facing is the human body’s inability to handle high modes of acceleration. Falling objects do so at a rate of 32 feet second squared until velocity is achieved.

Because acceleration is relative to gravity, if just at 1 G force, the pressure equivalency would be 9.80665 meters per second squared at sea level. Passengers of the Hyperloop would experience reactions to the speed of the capsule; especially at an acceleration rate near or at 1 G force.

Some people react to G force by passing out; as with a plane that is pulling out of a steep dive. Other reactions cause nausea or vomiting as with a roller coaster ride.

Without using fossil fuels, people could travel near the speed of sound from LA to San Francisco. And while the cost of $6 billion is steep, this technology could revolutionize the travel industry.

By using renewable energy, the Hyperloop is becoming attractive to fossil fuel divestment activists.

Rob Lloyd, chief executive officer for Hyperloop One explained : “We’ve tested levitation technologies, we’ve tested the aerodynamics in those low-pressure environments, and we’ve tested the tube. So we’ve done testing of all the systems but only can demonstrate this if we build it at full-scale.”

A recent demonstration of the propulsion system has sent shockwaves through the tech world and made their investors happy. The Hyperloop will go at speeds of over 300 mph in an open air environment using an electromagnetic propulsion system.

Gregory Hodkinson, chairman of Arup, a consulting firm considering their Hyperloop to connect London and Birmingham underground, said the “Hyperloop has the potential to solve many of today’s most complex long-distance transport issues.”

The Hyperloop will go at speeds of over 300 mph in an open air environment using an electromagnetic propulsion system

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