Hyperloop and our misplaced love of futuristic technology

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In an interesting article from the Guardian about the "Hyperloop" technology thought up by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, it explores the issues which surround the eagerness to adopt grand plans rather than looking at feasible, incremental, solutions to problems, such as transport.

The Hyperloop idea consists of passenger pods which travel at high speed in low pressure tubes. The system aims to propel these in excess of 700mph, but there is concern how passengers would cope with the stresses involved (trying not to sound like the early warnings which surrounded trains and what would happen to the human body above 30 mph!).

It will be interesting to see how this technology could contribute to long distance MaaS capabilities in the coming years and the feasibility of adopting technology advances to work with or replace existing transport infrastructure.

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Hyperloop and our misplaced love of futuristic technology