Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk owned the news yesterday when he released the initial design for the hyperloop, a new form of transportation that would take passengers between San Francisco and Los Angeles in 35 minutes. The system would use pillows of air to shoot pods through tubes at 800 miles per hour.
Musk’s design was presented in a 57 page document packed with details about every aspect of the hyperloop’s construction and ride experience. Obviously everything is hypothetical and a future developer could drastically change the plans, but let’s take a look at the document as is. Here are five details worth noting.
It wouldn’t go to downtown San Francisco or L.A.
The design document suggests that the main hyperloop stations fall outside of downtown San Francisco and L.A. From the map, it looks like the Hayward area between Fremont and Oakland east of San Francisco and…
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