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New York to Beijing in two hours?

(People's Daily Online)

13:52, July 22, 2013

Each "capsule" weighs 183 kilograms, with length of 16 feet (4.87 meters), can accommodate 4 to 6 passengers as well as luggage compartment.

Future "capsule" Hyperloop

Getting on the train in Beijing early in the morning, and getting off at New York to go to work, and in that evening you can go back to Beijing. This will soon be entirely possible in the future.

A U.S. company is developing a vacuum pipeline transportation system which will enable us to travel from Beijing to New York in only two hours and even around the world in only six hours.

Elon Musk proposed "Hyperloop" concept

The "Evacuated Tube Transport" idea was originally put forward by mechanical engineer Daryl Oster in the 1990s, and in 1997 he received the technology patents.

Elon Musk, the co-founder and CEO of electric car maker Tesla, as well as the private space company SpaceX proposed a "hyperloop," and contributed more design details to the concept of this transport. ET3 company's vacuum pipe transportation project is also based on this idea.

Musk announced the plan in this year's technology conference. He said that the system will not crash and is very safe, and can deal with a variety of complex weather. It's three to four times faster than a bullet train, and can achieve twice the current speed of airplane.

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Tamn Yausi at 2013-07-2286.43.176.*
our concern should be california and the pacific coast not new york

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