All About Hyperloop And Their Frequently Asked Questions

A Hyperloop is a proposed mode of passenger and/or freight transportation, first used to describe an open-source Vactrain design released by a joint team from Tesla and SpaceX.
A photo of hyperloop track pipe.

How does Hyperloop train work?

Passengers or cargo are loaded into the Hyperloop vehicle and accelerate gradually via electric propulsion through a low-pressure tube. The vehicle floats above the track using magnetic levitation and glides at airline speeds for long distances due to ultra-low aerodynamic drag. Repelling each other, the magnets force the capsule to levitate once it is driven forward by an electric motor. Once the capsule is levitating and traveling through a tunnel with its air removed (just like those used by Musk and Hyperloop One), HTT claims very little energy is required to sustain speeds of over 700mph.

What is the purpose of the Hyperloop?

Drawing heavily from Robert Goddard's vactrain, a hyperloop is a sealed tube or system of tubes through which a pod may travel free of air resistance or friction conveying people or objects at high speed while being very efficient, thereby drastically reducing travel times over medium-range distances.

Is the Hyperloop faster than a plane?

Yes! Hyperloop is faster than a plane. it travels at the speed of 760 mph which is actually much faster than the airways. which actually covers 560 km in just 35minutes.

Who owns the Hyperloop?

The chairman of HTT told CNBC that his company “owns” the brand name '“hyperloop” the name given to a super-fast, ground-based transportation system, a concept of Tesla founder Elon Musk. “We are the original hyperloop, we own the brand hyperloop,” Bibop Gresta told's “Capital Connection on Monday.”

How expensive is Hyperloop?

Undertaking a project like the proposed Hyperloop can be a large financial burden. It is already anticipated that the 350-mile trip between Los Angeles and San Francisco will cost $20 each way. However to build the extravagant tube system, Musk estimates it costs will be between $6 billion and $7.5 billion.

Is Hyperloop dangerous?

The entire system is prone to a single point of failure that would be catastrophic to the entire structure. A simple breach and all passengers inside would perish almost instantaneously. The Hyperloop is not impossible, however, it is entirely impracticable, expensive, and insanely dangerous.

When will Hyperloop start in Dubai?

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), will begin engineering building a track in Abu Dhabi with the aim of having it operational by 2020. It will be a 10 kilometer track developed close to the site of Expo 2020 and Al Maktoum International Airport, on the border of the Abu Dhabi and Dubai emirates.