In his Twitter, elon Musk published a short video about the tunnel of the transport system Hyperloop. According to the entrepreneur, now his vision for the project has changed a little: the priority will be given to pedestrians and cyclists, not cars.
On the night of March 10, businessman elon Musk told about changes in the concept of his company The Boring Company, which is engaged in the construction of tunnels. According to him, preference is now given not to motorists, but to pedestrians and public transport.
According to Musk, the transport system The Boring Company involves the launch of “thousands” of stations the size of one parking space. In his opinion, relatively small “capsules” will allow to more effectively cope with the flow of passengers, rather than the metro.
The Boring Company builds underground tunnels in Los Angeles (the length of 3.2 kilometers) and in Baltimore (20 kilometers). The exact date of the system launch is unknown.
In the rollers, which Musk showed in April 2017, on special mobile platforms, cars moved. The project is conceived as a way to rid cities of traffic jams.
Musk also presented the first demo video with a transport station that transports passengers on the established routes. The video indicates that such “capsules” will develop speeds of up to 200 kilometers per hour.
At the same time, Musk noted that he does not give up cars. The city’s Hyperloop system will consist of thousands of compact stations the size of a parking space. Through the system of tunnels it will be possible to quickly reach the desired point. It turns out something like a subway, but with cars.
Better video coming soon, but it would look a bit like this: pic.twitter.com/C0iJPi8b4U
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 9, 2018
Transport systems under the elon Musk project are being made by other companies, but they are focused on creating ultra-fast trains.