What is Hyperloop and will it be the future of transport?

PenneyVanderbilt

Telegraph.co.uk

The futuristic transport system Hyperloop has come a long way since entrepreneur Elon Musk proposed a “fifth mode of transport” in 2012. The concept, in which commuters are whisked through a tube at speeds in excess of 700mph, has developed rapidly with inventors and investors giving their backing.

While it may have seemed like fantasy, and there are still lots of reasons to be skeptical about this “future of transport”, plans for Hyperloop and the companies behind it are making progress towards their first operational tunnels.

But what is a Hyperloop? Why does Musk back the idea? Who are the companies pushing the tech? Read on to get beyond the hype and see if you are a Hyperloop believer.

What is Hyperloop and how does it work?

Hyperloop is a proposed system of transport that would see pods or containers travel at high speeds through a tube that has…

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