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« Reply #150 on: August 31, 2017, 03:26:51 PM »
Elon Musk: We took the SpaceX/Tesla Hyperloop pusher pod for a spin by itself a few days ago to see what it could do when not pushing student pods (some need a push to get going, e.g. passive maglev). Got up to 355 km/h (220 mph) before things started [fire emoji]. Kind of like racing with a tugboat. Maybe able get past 500 km/h (about half speed of sound) next month with a few tweaks or maybe tiny pieces …
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« Reply #151 on: October 12, 2017, 04:35:27 PM »
Hyperloop One becomes ‘Virgin Hyperloop One’ with new investment
Hyperloop One has been rebranded as ‘Virgin Hyperloop One’ following an unspecified investment by the company.

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson said that the investment was a good fit for the company …

“Ever since our creation, Virgin has been known for disruption and investing in innovative companies. From our airlines to our trains to our spaceline, we have long been passionate about innovation in transport too, especially the development of technology that could transform people’s lives. This is just the latest example. Importantly, Virgin Hyperloop One will be all-electric and the team is working on ensuing it is a responsible and sustainable form of transport too.” ...
https://electrek.co/2017/10/12/hyperloop-one-virgin-investment/
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« Reply #152 on: October 19, 2017, 12:00:38 AM »
The "other" major hyperloop company, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), has a "viable" and insurable product, according to Munich Re insurance company.
HTT and Munich Re have formed a strategic partnership
Germany's Munich Re was tasked with carrying out a risk report of HTT's project and found it was feasible.

"Although as yet unproven in real-world testing, the Hyperloop technology is likely to be viable, and represents a realizable integrated system," Munich Re said in a report released on Tuesday. ...
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/17/hyperloop-transportation-technologies-viable-can-be-insured.html
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« Reply #153 on: October 19, 2017, 02:12:24 AM »
the Hyperloop technology is likely to be viable

Sounds like a group of normally very cautious people haven't found a fatal flaw.

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« Reply #154 on: October 19, 2017, 02:48:14 AM »
the Hyperloop technology is likely to be viable

Sounds like a group of normally very cautious people haven't found a fatal flaw.

And they're willing to back that up with money.  Or with a partnership, anyway.
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« Reply #155 on: October 19, 2017, 03:36:34 AM »
I'd like to see how they are dealing with tube expansion in the heat and how the system would deal with an abrupt tube loss - where a section might be blown up or in another way destroyed. 

There must be a good answer or we wouldn't see so many groups getting involved. 

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« Reply #156 on: October 19, 2017, 06:10:25 AM »
Munich re is no joke & no small potatoes. Their agreement that this is viable and insurable amounts to a huge endorsement.
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« Reply #157 on: October 20, 2017, 09:27:17 PM »

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« Reply #158 on: October 21, 2017, 02:40:44 PM »
Cross-post from Boring thread:

Elon Musk:  @APTA_info @baltimoresun Not ready to do a proper announcement yet, but maybe in a month or so. Maryland has been awesome to work with and just wanted to say thanks.
     https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/921419557918597120

Elon Musk to start hyperloop project in Maryland, officials say
Maryland has given transportation pioneer Elon Musk permission to dig tunnels for the high-speed, underground transit system known as a hyperloop that Musk wants to build between New York and Washington.

Hogan administration officials said Thursday the state has issued a conditional utility permit to let Musk’s tunneling firm, The Boring Co., dig a 10.3-mile tunnel beneath the state-owned portion of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, between the Baltimore city line and Maryland 175 in Hanover.

It would be the first portion of the underground system that Musk says could eventually ferry passengers from Washington to New York, with stops in Baltimore and Philadelphia, in just 29 minutes. Maryland’s approval is the first step of many needed to complete the multibillion-dollar project.

Gov. Larry Hogan toured a site in Hanover that aides said could become an entry point for the hyperloop. The state does not plan to contribute to the cost of the project, aides said.
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http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-hyperloop-in-baltimore-20171019-story.html

Edit:  This appears to be the location:  https://goo.gl/maps/qy6awSFSPCL2

39°08'42.0"N 76°45'04.6"W

Milestone Parkway, near the lower "295" label:
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« Reply #159 on: October 30, 2017, 12:43:16 AM »
If you are going to dream... dream big!  :)  An unconventional, un-"border wall" concept.

http://www.upworthy.com/trump-wanted-border-wall-designs-he-kind-of-got-the-exact-opposite
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« Reply #160 on: November 30, 2017, 03:44:41 AM »
Elon Musk:  The Boring Company will compete to fund, build & operate a high-speed Loop connecting Chicago O’Hare Airport to downtown
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/936060082290167808

Chicago seeking parties to fund, build, operate O’Hare express train
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/city-seeking-parties-to-fund-build-operate-ohare-express-service/

Fred Lambert asked:  Can you clarify what's a "high-speed loop"? I assume we are not talking hyperloop? Is it the previously unveiled electric skate concept?
Musk: Kinda.  A Loop is like a Hyperloop, but without drawing a vacuum inside the tube. Don’t need to get rid of air friction for short routes.
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/936062403606822913

Fred Lambert:  That makes sense. So people are still traveling in electric-powered pods on rails?
Musk: Electric pods for sure. Rails maybe, maybe not.
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/936066967173193729
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« Reply #161 on: November 30, 2017, 04:03:41 AM »
Rails.  Meh.  So last century. ;D
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« Reply #162 on: November 30, 2017, 04:39:33 AM »
So maglev subway cars?  That makes sense to me for short run stuff like this.  Even 100 MPH with no stops along the way would be great.