Hyperloop in Russian means “hyper-loop”, and this is the name of the megaproject for creating a super-high-speed mode of transport, introduced in 2013 by Elon Mask. Construction of the first active sample in full size has already begun in Las Vegas.
The main feature of Hyperloop – in the way of movement inside special pipes, where there is no resistance to oncoming flow, since air is pumped out from there. Instead of traditional cars, passengers will transport individual 6-8 capsules at a speed of 1,126 km / h. The estimated range of motion between them is 30 seconds. Moving capsules will be due to magnetic levitation . To protect from weather and earthquakes, the “pipeline” will be installed above the ground on concrete supports.
The first pipes have already been successfully installed in the desert near Las Vegas. While it is a question of an experimental site in length of 3 km, which construction will manage in 160 million dollars. In the future, it is planned to build a line of Los Angeles-San Francisco worth 16 billion dollars.
Simultaneously, on the other side of the world in Dubai (UAE), a contract was signed for the construction of the Hyperloop line, which will connect Dubai with the capital of Abu Dhabi. Thanks to the new mode of transport, in 5 years, passengers will spend only 12 minutesinstead of a two-hour flight .