Hyperloop One, the futuristic, levitation transportation system that was inspired by the environmentalist tech visionary Elon Musk, may have a much more dramatic end goal than anyone but its founders anticipated, according to Business Insider.
The original plan for Hyperloop One was to create high speed travel between Los Angeles and San Francisco in the US, but Josh Giegel and Shervin Pishevar, the founders, believe it can go far beyond that, creating city and port networks that will change how we live forever; real examples of these developments are expected by them to be visible as early as Q1, 2017.
Hyperloop One can turn a 2 hour journey by car into a 12 minute journey, travelling at 1,100 km an hour; the company plans to premier this system with a service between Abu Dhabi and Dubai
Giegel said: “Imagine being in New York and being able to travel all the way down to Washington DC in 20 minutes. These type of stops become like metro stops, here is a level of human freedom to be able to live anywhere in the world.”
Hyperloop One’s applications for the port industry could see massive efficiency and operational improvements.
Pishevar said: “The port system means unloading can happen offshore and the tube can unload the load in the desert. It gets trucks off the roads; you can unlock billions of dollars of waterfront property for redevelopment.”