By The Kent Redding Group
AUSTIN, TX. – Could the dream of commuting to Dallas from Austin in just 20 minutes in the near future soon become a reality? The answer to this question depends on whom you ask but thanks to the recent Hyperloop One Global Challenge we know that the state of Texas is now one of ten finalists in the world for a hyperloop route.
The proposed hyperloop 640 miles and stops would include the Dallas Forth-Worth area, Laredo, San Antonio, Houston and of course Austin.
If Texas is chosen for a hyperloop we could see it running along Interstate 35 in the future and the competition is intense as hundreds of people from around the world have entered the Hyperloop One Global Challenge
About Hyperloop One
Hyperloop One, previously known as Hyperloop Technologies, is a company in Los Angeles, California, that is working to commercialize the Hyperloop for moving passengers and/or cargo at airline speeds at a fraction of the cost of air travel. The concept of Hyperloop transportation was introduced and named by Elon Musk in August 2013, although he is not involved with Hyperloop One.
The Hyperloop uses a linear electric motor to accelerate and decelerate an electromagnetically levitated pod through a low-pressure tube. The vehicle will glide silently for miles at speeds up to 670 mph (1080km/h) with no turbulence. The system is designed to be entirely autonomous, quiet, direct-to-destination, and on-demand. Additionally, as Hyperloop is built on columns or tunneled underground, it eliminates the dangers of at-grade crossings and requires much smaller rights of way than high-speed rail or a highway. Hyperloop One has made substantive technical changes to Musk's initial proposal and chose not to pursue the San Francisco-to-Los Angeles route that Musk envisioned in his 2013 white paper.
Building a hyperloop in Texas will certainly be one of the top issues on the table over the next 5-10 years and many companies are working hard to make that happen including students from the University of Texas at Austin who recently traveled to a Hyperloop contest in August and received an innovation award for their technology.
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