Thank you for registering with Physics World If you'd like to change your details at any time, please visit My account. Vacuum-based hyperloop technology could transport passengers between cities cheaply at more than half the speed of sound — or so its proponents claim. Jon Cartwright takes a closer look. In the late summer of , anyone wanting to travel along the east side of Crystal Palace Park in London could buy a train ticket for sixpence — but this was no ordinary railway. Designed by the British engineer Thomas Webster Rammell, the Crystal Palace pneumatic railway consisted of a carriage that fitted snugly inside a tunnel, such that when a huge fan was turned on, the carriage was sucked from one end of the tunnel to the other. A century and a half later, however, the idea of getting from A to B inside depressurized passages is back, thanks to another entrepreneurial visionary: Elon Musk, the South-African born, Canadian-American multibillionaire behind Tesla electric cars and SpaceX rockets.
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The Hyperloop is a proposed mode of passenger and freight transportation , first used to describe an open-source vactrain design released by a joint team from Tesla and SpaceX. Elon Musk first publicly mentioned the Hyperloop in The Hyperloop concept has been explicitly "open-sourced" by Musk and SpaceX, and others have been encouraged to take the ideas and further develop them. To that end, a few companies have been formed, and several interdisciplinary student-led teams are working to advance the technology. The vactrain concept was first proposed by Robert H.
Subscriber Account active since. In , Elon Musk, the famed entrepreneur and CEO of Tesla and Space X, came up with an idea for a vacuum-and-maglev-powered super-fast train that would travel through a tube. It would be called the Hyperloop.