Ilon Mask stated that in the nearest intends to conduct a new test time intends to test the tunnel for high-speed transport Hyperloop.
Why it's interesting
Because Mask wants to put a speed record and disperse capsule before 500 km / h. A it's half the speed of sound. AND at one and a half times more than the previous record of the capsule, which was equal to 355 km / h. After this acceleration, the capsule stopping distance will be almost 1.5 km.
" It's a little crazy for such a short distance (braking distance, - Ed.), Therefore, in Finally, the crushed metal can exit, but at in any case, look at it will be exciting " - wrote Mask on Twitter .
So can make a broadcast like SpaceX by this case, and Ilon?
What is Hyperloop and why is everything about they say
Hyperloop Is a system of vacuum trains, which is twice as fast as an airplane and at three to four times faster than high-speed trains. The speed of the capsule Hyperloop can reach 1220 km / h. Mask expects that a new mode of transport will be used between cities located on the distance less than 1600 km from friend. After the strategic partnership was signed with Virgin, the company selected 10 potential routes for Hyperloop to the whole world and plans to begin shipping cargo from 2019, and passengers - with 2021st . Although, still in In 2013, when Mask announced this idea, everyone laughed as usual they said that it was impossible.