Construction of the existing Hyperloop begins in Las Vegas

Hyperloop translated into Russian means "hyperloop", and it is also the name of a megaproject to create an ultra-high-speed mode of transport, presented in 2013 by Elon Musk. Construction of the first working life-size prototype has already begun in Las Vegas.

The main feature of Hyperloop is the way of movement inside special pipes, where there is no resistance to the counter flow, since air is pumped out from there. Instead of traditional carriages, passengers will be transported by individual 6-8 seater capsules at a speed of 1126 km / h. The estimated interval of movement between them is 30 seconds. The capsules will move due to magnetic levitation. To protect against bad weather and earthquakes, the "pipeline" will be installed above the ground on concrete supports.

The first pipes have already been successfully installed in the desert near Las Vegas. So far, we are talking about an experimental section with a length of 3 km, the construction of which will cost $ 160 million. In the future, it is planned to build a line Los Angeles - San Francisco worth $ 16 billion.

At the same time, on the other side of the world in Dubai (UAE), a contract was signed for the construction of the Hyperloop line, which will connect Dubai with the capital of Abu Dhabi. Thanks to the new type of transport, in 5 years, passengers will spend only 12 minutes on the way instead of a two-hour flight.