Elon Musk: Underground HyperLoop system being tested

Posted at 12:39 PM, Oct 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-22 14:39:31-04
Elon Musk
Elon Musk

Elon Musk’s underground HyperLoop system could start testing on a two-mile-long track in December. Musk tweeted that the tunnel for testing the Loop will be completed on December 10th. Musk also announced an opening event and free rides for the public starting the next day.

He announced an opening event that night and free rides for the public starting the next day. He’s been touting the benefits of traveling by tube for years. In 2016, he began t”The Boring Company” to dig tunnels underneath Los Angeles. His plan is to install a network of electric sleds that can move vehicles at 125 m.p.h.

Musk says the tunnels could also accommodate Hyperloop pods, designed to travel in vacuum sealed tubes and shuttle people and materials between cities at speeds as high as 600 mph.

Musk, other companies and even universities are working on their own versions of a HyperLoop.