The original concept for the Hyperloop was put forward in 2013, when Elon Musk published a white paper detailing his theory for a depressurized tube. This tunnel would allow passengers to travel at speeds up to 700 mph, slightly faster than the speed of sound. It was not until 2014 that a full-scale prototype was unveiled, with a 30 meter long capsule with a capacity of 28 to 40 people. Today, HyperloopTT has successfully launched a test track in Toulouse and plans to pitch the idea in the future.
One of the major concerns with hyperloop is that it will require massive investment and construction projects. To build a hyperloop system, it will take at least three years. The costs are estimated to be around $2 billion. The initial hyperloop system will likely be used for freight transport, but the system could be built for long-distance travel as well. There are a number of potential problems with this concept, however.
First, the Hyperloop system needs to be built with as little friction as possible. The biggest problem is the friction that can occur between metal and air. The new system will avoid friction by using induction, a type of electronic design component, to power its motors. These inductors will be placed at set intervals along the tube. The induction will help hyperloop vehicles move at supersonic speeds. The company also needs to provide a guarantee that the hyperloop will be as silent and safe as it claims.