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We saw the first Hyperloop tubes in the desert

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Hyperloop Technologies has begun work on a Hyperloop test track -- the futuristic transportation system envisioned by Elon Musk. Laurie Segall reports.
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Robins Ranjan (12 days ago)
He has promised india for hyperloop before 2022.....hope he won't face any interference in his work
Rob Scaife (25 days ago)
Elon musk is epic!
Arte Fact (1 month ago)
what is he saying, 1.5 hour to airport? You still have to get to hyper loop. It's not at your door.
Jean Desir (1 month ago)
Idiot reporter. That idea has been around for like 100 years. It's not elan's idea
somwang lampuk (1 month ago)
Ok Hypeloop
Corrine Tsang (2 months ago)
You can buy the expensive magnetic levitation train from Japan or Germany.Jiaotong University in Chengdu with unlimited funding has tested a low cost small magnetic levitation train in a enclosed hyperloop system that travel at 1,000 km/hr.which was patent.China has two new magnetic train lines,one in Chingsha,the S1 red line in Beijing and is building 10 more in Wuhan.Quindoa,Dalian,Tianjin,Hangzhou,Xian,Guangzhou,Shenzhen,Urumqi and Chongqing.CRCC will build a new line connecting two cities using a large magnetic levitation train and a hyperloop system at 2,500 km/hr.
Siam Sattar (3 months ago)
Doesnt even have hyper speed rail way but now building hyper loop. Lol America is awesome
KillingJoker (3 months ago)
can this technology work under water?
The Smeef (6 months ago)
All the people that are about to be put off work 😐
Al woo (8 months ago)
this is such bull shit explain to me the engineering
John L Rice (10 months ago)
It's probably a good design, but lets give credit where credit is actually due since the concept is over 200 years old? Here's some info from Wiki pages on the "Pneumatic tubes" and "Atmospheric railways". Sure, the modern versions being worked on will likely have some differences and new innovations but I wouldn't say anyone who is working on this concept these days is having any impressive leaps of genius? ;-) "In 1799 George Medhurst of London discussed the idea of moving goods pneumatically through cast iron pipes, and in 1812 he proposed blowing passenger carriages through a tunnel" "Pneumatic capsule transportation was invented by William Murdoch. It was considered little more than a novelty until the invention of the capsule in 1836"
Jbaltus Stuff (11 months ago)
74 Thunderfoot fans disliked this video.
Alto's Music Lab (1 year ago)
what keeps the spitball from sticking to the straw?
InsaneBiscuits (1 year ago)
Are they in Mulligans ?
affilinet (1 year ago)
What if someone shoots at the tube?
Jordan (1 year ago)
Fuck White Brother! Santos Dumont is the true inventor of the plane!
Chaos Cosmetics (1 year ago)
uh oh, I see more Mandela effect shit associated with this and CERN.
Max Mustermann (1 year ago)
Elon Musk is one of the coolest and iovative People in the world.
Jamas Ricktinbo (1 year ago)
This seems it will be very expensive
Christopher Malec (1 year ago)
Not new idea. It was a tv show in the seventies. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064366/
jonharson (1 year ago)
You know what they say about idiot and their money...
Michael n. (1 year ago)
Im sorry... I stil dont understand how this would be better than magnalev.
LeoDaVee (1 year ago)
Maybe not now maybe it is impossible now with current tech BUT maybe in a few decades it is possible
Laura Schwartz (1 year ago)
This is completely ignoring the fact that travelling at those high speeds and turning is really hard, if not impossible. Also the whole tubes thing across a long distance is problematic
shhmh (1 year ago)
Laura Schwartz same thing was said more than a century ago about trains lol
ATC atc (1 year ago)
buy buy to airlines
Jay Chidiac (1 year ago)
I have on word for you : FUTURAMA
Clarence Green (1 year ago)
say "hyper"if you think it will work
smirkingdevil (1 year ago)
If the Alaskan pipeline leaks oil and requires massive amounts of maintenance, how the heck are these yahoos going to keep those track tubes sealed enough to maintain a vacuum? Also, where is the propulsion coming from? You need air to produce thrust, but they want to run trains in a vacuum. I guess a better question is how will they stop the train? Electro magnets? There goes your cost savings. Haven't these guys been to Japan or France?!
Bla Mcblason (1 year ago)
Its not a perfect vacuum, its just low pressure like you would find at maybe 40k feet. Id like to know the propulsion side of it too. Braking, why not use the air, air brakes and the ability to pump air in to the tunnel, maybe...
smirkingdevil (1 year ago)
+The diamond villager My guess is they haven't figured anything out.  Worse, they clearly have not surveyed existing rail systems and the challenges that exist.  Building a test track in the middle of Texas is one thing, but look no further than the "high speed" rail that is proposed from Los Angeles to San Francisco for lessons in political frustration.
Hentai (1 year ago)
"The diamond villager" >Minecraft >LMAO What happens if I get an axe, a gun or whatever and create a big ass hole in the tube? What, gonna fuckin reinforce it the entire way around? This is the perfect way to massacre a few thousand people.
The diamond villager (1 year ago)
smirkingdevil they are engineers, they probably already figured that out.
Austin Pieschel (1 year ago)
I hope these ugly tubes are not visible I hope they are under ground or something or at least along most roads.
Mathijs Frenken (1 year ago)
I think they use visual studio to program there shit. That logo is straight up stolen lmao.
Sfolter (1 year ago)
Thought the same thing although the new logo is not that similar.
Radu Miron (1 year ago)
We want transparency! I'd like to see the landscapes without having to bring my spy goggles with me.
shhmh (1 year ago)
Radu Miron you won't see anything at those speeds
wateri4 (1 year ago)
This won't work at all, look up the YouTube channel Thunderf00t to which he explained why this won't work.
Douglas Roulston (1 year ago)
ffs he didnt come up with the idea
TheLordIsMyStrength (1 year ago)
These are just some painted steel pipes lol.
brioan - (1 year ago)
so Tomorrowland is closer than we think?
erfho8y (1 year ago)
i sure as hell hope the real version of the tubes are gonna be completely transparent
Gnostic Light (1 year ago)
Elon musk makes me wet
Derpsider (1 year ago)
I just thought of a perfect second name for a good representation of this Project: *Hyperscam*
Vocoded Glasses (1 year ago)
Thunderf00t really isn't someone anybody should trust. He is convinced that fucking nuclear power is the future and that it is absolutely safe.
James Humphrey (1 year ago)
Derpsider ya this company may be shaky we need another company more solid working on this and some competitors. What a boon to our transportation infrastructure and the future !!! Elon musk - the 'man' .
Trump Did 9/11 (1 year ago)
i've seen the video posted by thunderfoot but would like to see what product comes up with this
b wilson (1 year ago)
I had no idea Mr Musk was so old. Idea was published in Pop Sci in 1914.
Crimson Harp (1 year ago)
ill be investing money into the stock market of Hyperloop. wait 10-15 years, get at least 100k back from spending 1000. maybe more. for all I know this is something to invest in.
Xaminer003 (1 year ago)
this company is just starter, one day a big baller is gonna come by create a company and improve everything and your stock will be worthless
moderndudeman (1 year ago)
I don't care about hyperloop. just send people to mars.
OneStepAbove (2 years ago)
I feel like this solves the problem of pollution at least for transportation and shipping... All we have left to fix is energy XD
Michael Greenwood (2 years ago)
The Germans have already invented vacume tube travels. The Japanese Shinkansen maglev is already capable of speeds over 600Kmh. Envisioned by Germans and Japanese. Not by Elon Musk. Being born in only 1971 I guess he missed linea magneto elevation development technology in the early sities on account of the fact that he wasn't born. Hover trains as well have already been invented. In use in 1984 in Birmingham, UK, England.
dave oneil (2 years ago)
guiness is shit
marcysiek (2 years ago)
Elon Musk you are the real guy. Greetings from Poland.
santiago stream (2 years ago)
Holy Trash (2 years ago)
Get it DONE!
sak sezo (2 years ago)
it's about 0.34km/sec :O omg
Tim Wang (2 years ago)
Elon always provides and executes revolutionary ideas. Good luck. Constructing the hyperloop by the end of 2016 is aggressive.
potugadu (2 years ago)
This seems like a good idea for cargo transportation, at least for the initial few years. They don't need to worry about pressurized cabins, safety, etc required for human transportation.
zin boway (2 years ago)
something just seems off about it.
Steve Bogan (2 years ago)
they finally figured out how alien aircraft works
Michael Aitchison (2 years ago)
I was in Homedepot yesterday. I saw Hyperloop in action, right there at the return desk. Come on now, think. Remember bank drive up windows? They had hyperloop syystems too! You would drive up, talk to the teller via intercom, place your check in a small container, shut a door and WHOOSH! Off it went to the teller. Every Homedepot has a hyperloop system for documents to be shuttled back and forth between places on the floor and back into the back offices somewhere. It's pretty simple tech when you see it in action. Very exciting to think how fast its evolving.
piece of potato (2 years ago)
what! 2020
k33mch33 (2 years ago)
The technology comes from Esthar City since 1990s
Whit Well (2 years ago)
If there is an emergency, there's no way to stop it and get out.
D Yar (2 years ago)
+Whit Well Yea like airplane
Jeffrey Lebowski (2 years ago)
lol thinking of futurama
Weli Hassan (2 years ago)
Forget about scenery. You will only see it blurred shit going wosh wish woosh
Kyle Owen (2 years ago)
I will support this geniuses an very real transportation!!!
Citizen Brain (2 years ago)
I came up with this concept back when I was in the 7th grade in 1979. What took you so long, Musk?
Nima Mirzaeian (2 years ago)
+Citizen Brain Some guy knows how to take the stage and collect some capital for his idea. Actually, the best ideas are dying in the mind of their creators.
Tien Ha (2 years ago)
Concerned about safety from crashing or terrorist attack Great idea
Terry Rodbourn (2 years ago)
How come they don't say anything about stopping in the Hyper Loop?
"Once you've eliminated friction and created low pressure in a tube, it take just a tniy bit of energy to moove at incredible speeds". Agreed, but that doesn't make meeting the conditions free of cost. The low costing speed here is the consequence of a very energy eating process. And what about the "tracks" construction costs ? What about environmental cost ?I can't believe how much money is beeing poured in a project with so many unsolved issues and unanswered questions. This all represents to me another aspect of what our society has become. A reign of superb and terrific images and ideas, looking over the horizon with a heart pumped up with hope and faith in humanity. In the meantime, half of the planet starves, has no access to clean water, and the former 1st power has turned into a profit machine, feeding from wars it created. Total disconnection of reality. I just saw on the FB page of Hyperloop a enthusiastic guy from Lesotho proposing his collaboration for free beeing answered that Hyperloop staff is paid with stock options.
El Bottoo (1 year ago)
in other words, hyperscam. lol@stock options, those things will be worthless since it will never take off. those employees will realize they been workin as a slave few years down the road.
Murdoc Niccals (2 years ago)
once you say uber is behind this its bad news
james daley (2 years ago)
what if you get stuck?
The Beast (2 years ago)
Yay if its 2020 i might try to get a seat beacuase i graduate that year
MrIzzyDizzy (2 years ago)
well clear theft of ideas but i dont mind -just admit it. evaccuated tube transport has been designed for a long time. but if it takes this version to get it going - its still a great thing. i ran across the idea in zeitgeist addendum in 08 - and it was old then.
Window Tint Pro (2 years ago)
bring it on!
Los Tacos (2 years ago)
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luis alvarez (2 years ago)
eeeewwww they´re drinking guiness in this video
Kevin Harris (2 years ago)
Forget Trump or Clinton, Elon Musk for president!
Combustible Carpet (8 months ago)
*Forgets he was was born in South Africa
Jakisuaki (2 years ago)
+Kevin Harris No no, if he was president he wouldn't have time for all the fun groundbreaking awesomeness that is SpaceX, TeslaMotors etc.
TheVsb321 (2 years ago)
narkatameister (2 years ago)
SanFranciscoBay (2 years ago)
2:25 "The top 15 cargo ships in the world pollute more than all the 1 billion cars in the world combined."
comet3bc13 (2 years ago)
That's O'Donoghues pub on Baggot Street. The trad musicians usually sit there.... actually I would much rather hear an evening of science and technology talk than the hi-diddly diddly music!
Scuffed Andy (2 years ago)
Ad loads fine video doesn't was just about to subscribe too...
Jeevaggan Ramanathan (2 years ago)
Won't the Einstein's special theory affects the designs of the capsules at the low pressure and the speed of the sonic.????
Nikolay Halachev (2 years ago)
2018 will be raedy
Tim-J.Swan (2 years ago)
2:26 "The top 15 cargo ships in the world pollute the world more than all the cars in the world combined. That's a billion cars." I wonder if governments spend even 1% on trying to reduce pollution from those 15 ships than they do on the cars.
mashmash (2 years ago)
poor beers... noone drank em
James Stewart (2 years ago)
2:25 That is bullshit. I like the hyperloop, 80 percent of transportation related emissions are coming from the tractors used in industrial animal agriculture. All transportation for cargo and people combined is 14% of global emissions while the methane and nitrous oxide emissions form corn and soy fed cow feces accounts for 69 percent.
James Stewart (2 years ago)
+Schwerner there is 6 percent of industry/power generation also.  Just to clarify the 80 percent is 80 percent of the 14 percent.
Millar (2 years ago)
Brilliant addition. That all adds up to 100%.
MisterOwlz (2 years ago)
4 to 5 years? That would be cool
Mikelange Ngakala (2 years ago)
futurama rip off
Martin Stensvehagen (2 years ago)
anyone suddenly want gunnies?
junysz (2 years ago)
I honestly wish them all of the best, but I wonder ... what oil industry giants will do, to slow it down/stop it?
Cakeofdestiny (2 years ago)
+junysz Thats actually the main issue in my opinion too. Oil companies have tons of lobbyists and bribed government officials. If it weren't for them, we probably would have already had by now a system like this (or one that provides the same benefits) years ago.
GeLogiForce (2 years ago)
Is it save?
TheEEStudent (2 years ago)
This is the way to the stars! Now someone with the vision, the ambition and the courage is needed to construct a hyperloop all the way from NY to LA - then go a little further: With a constant acceleration of 1.6G over a distance of 4200kms, escape velocity can be attained. You'll need a vacuum tube, a forward moving electromagnetic surge to pull the cart and basically that's it. Could be done for the price of a train ticket per launch. And that hyperloop will repay itself real fast, as many ppl would like to be able to travel from NY to LA and back in under one hour. Could be done even faster. I know this isn't the original design, as Musk didn't plan on pumping out all the air. But it's the best design. Only prob is that in order to do that, America needs another Kennedy at the helm..
TheEEStudent (2 years ago)
+daniel tabrizian Mmm.. Yup, but if they want to actually implement it, they'll need 4 tubes, two to each direction with inter changers between the pair. Cause they'll need one tube for extreme speed and one different tube for acceleration/deceleration, since they'll need multiple stations and the cart won't stop at every station with passengers on board. The inter changers will enable the system to work even during launch - the fast tube will be evacuated, all carts will be shifted to the slow tube and after the launch will be returned to the fast tube.
daniel tabrizian (2 years ago)
+TheEEStudent Good job
RecordTrance (2 years ago)
So if freight will also be moved by this hyperloop system, that also means that 200 million truck drivers that move freights over the road on the interstate will lose their jobs. ?
RecordTrance (2 years ago)
+Supernir true. - maybe one day no one will ever need to work, and the machines will do everything for us. which also means, we wont need currency in the future because everything will be done by robots. which means humans will have 24 hours of free time to do whatever they want. - Maybe help another country from starvation eventually. Maybe most of us can pitch in NASA and build a spaceship in 24 hours and fly to pluto or even a different galaxy altogether. I see a Star Trek moment here. Where one of the episodes was talking about Humans not needing currency any longer. They now concentrate on evolving as a species. :) Maybe even invade other planets :) Star Wars Anyone ??
Cakeofdestiny (2 years ago)
+RecordTrance Yes, the same way they will probably lose their jobs in a few years (even if it wasn't to the hyperloop) thanks to autonumous driving. If we kept saying " but they'll lose their jobs" for the things that robots and computers do today we would have accomplished nearly nothing. Thats the way of technological advancement, and people need to accept it.
daniel tabrizian (2 years ago)
+RecordTrance Yes, natural selection bro
Dom Jenkins (2 years ago)
This is great but right now they are just talking city to city travel. We need this thing to be able to connect across the country. From Ca to NY.. That would be a game changer.
Dom Jenkins (2 years ago)
+Supernir damn oil companies always getting in the way. Hopefully they wont.
Cakeofdestiny (2 years ago)
+Dom Jenkins Wait for it. The shorter 600 km line needs to be built before a huge 4000 km line. I'd guess around 2030 if some oil lobbyists dont fuck it up.
jona jon (2 years ago)
I think I may have heard of this idea before and it was thought up in the 1950's.
Teemu M. (2 years ago)
I hope the market of transportation gets crazy, because the hegemony of the big oil doesn't want to budge.
Bob45000 (2 years ago)
When it breaks down, how far do you have to walk to get out of the tube? 5 kilometers, 10 kilometers?
voicetube (2 years ago)
This is definitely exciting. Would be very cool to see something between Los Angeles and San Francisco (as I understand it, that is being considered). Dallas to Austin and/or Houston would be cool as well.
DeprecatedLuke (2 years ago)
by 2020 the humanity will be dead
Tibiafreak (2 years ago)
Elon musk really needs to get a nobel prize or peace prize I think
Bernd Lauert (2 years ago)
One idiot with a gun and your blood will boil.
Miguel Pereira (8 months ago)
Bernd Lauert Yes because you definitly wait 3h in airport security...lol
Bryce Inman (2 years ago)
+Bernd Lauert What kind of Airport do you go to xD, plus a single bullet hole wouldn't do to much, you would black after the first few shots as is, and your blood wouldn't boil either, we have this thing called Skin that is rather effective at preventing that lol
Bernd Lauert (2 years ago)
+Batman Do you want Airport security checkin times to ride a friggin train? Wait 3 hours for a 30 min ride to vegas after work?
Hyperion (2 years ago)
+Nice Things what? its true, its happened to astronauts a few times and they all lived, however their was an incident where 5-6 people went from 7 atmospheres to 1 in a split second and one of them was literally ripped to pieces.
Fernando Perez (2 years ago)
+Hyperion ''not a big enough change'' ._.
Noob Noob (2 years ago)
Low Pressure Club
dft (2 years ago)
People can put oil and gas pipelines on a sea bed. It is a piece of cake to install them in a desert.

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