On Monday, California billionaire Elon Musk unveiled a 57-page `alpha' design of his futuristic, solar-powered high-speed transit system called the `Hyperloop' transport system. The design underscores Musk's vision to develop a network of crash-proof capsules which will cover the distance between San Francisco to Los Angeles in just thirty minutes.
The estimate cost of building the `Hyperloop' transit system which Musk - who is the CEO of electric car maker Tesla Motors - has unveiled will be approximately $6 billion. The system, which will revolutionize inter-city transportation, will take 7-10 years to become operational.
About the `Hyperloop' transit system, 42-year-old Musk said that the line would travel along interstates 5 and 580. The crash-proof capsules - each capable of holding 28 passengers - will travel at a speed of up to 760 miles per hour, giving the passengers the feel of an airliner.
The capsules - which will run every 30 seconds or so - will travel through a steel tube kept at low pressure. The acceleration of the capsules, travelling on a cushion of air, will result from a magnetic system which will be put in place at different points along the way.
Musk also said that, going by the ultimate plan for the `Hyperloop,' the avant-garde transport system - running along one of the busiest traffic corridors of the US West Coast - will ferry more than 7 million people every year.
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