Travelling in a Pod at the Speed of Sound Hyperloop: In case you are a person who is quite up to date with all the technological advancements of the day then you must surely have heard of the Hyperloop concept, and to expect the least, you must also have heard of entrepreneur Elon Musk who is the founder of it all. In case you do not, we have got you covered. The hyperloop system was first envisioned by Elon Musk as a super speed transportation system that would move cargo and people and unimaginable speeds on pods through tubes from one city to another.
Theory and Operations: The initial design concept is quite fascinating with its tubes and pods and pressurised chambers to ensure ease of smooth movement. The proposed routes are mainly aimed to cover cities across the globe connected to their nearest cities. The design was and is open-source and evolution has happened a lot over the initial design as will be evident in the following sub-topics.
Hyperloop One and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies: The Hyperloop technology led to the formation of many companies all around the globe. The most important of them are the Virgin Hyperloop One and the Hyperloop transportation Technologies. There are quite a few other companies that work on this domain of transportation technologies too. Some of them include TransPod, the DGWHyperloop, the Arrivo, the Hardt Global mobility, Hyper Chariot, Zeleros and so on and so forth. It is noteworthy that criticism has been huge when it came to the Hyperloop concept, but all the faults were taken care of superbly.
Mars prospects: One of the key points that need to be kept in mind is that according to Elon Musk, the Hyperloop would be the most efficient working means of transportation on planet Mars. The pods in the tube can move so fast here on earth because of the artificially decreased pressure inside the tubes. As it turns out on Mars, the atmospheric density at surface level is 1% the atmospheric density of earth at sea level. The math is foolproof!
This concept for high speed transportation is an amazing one and will solve many problems in today’s world that are related and include, but not limited to traffic snarls and overcrowding. To say that this a futuristic concept and will require years of work for perfection would be an understatement. However, the concept itself is a novelty and as far as the test runs are concerned, the transportation system is devoid of glitches.