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Hyperloop Elon Musk California Governor Brown And ET3 Daryl Oster

July 23, 2013 in Environment, ET3, EV News, Hyperloop, Tesla

Image courtesy of Federal Railroad Administration

Image courtesy of Federal Railroad Administration

Tesla CEO Elon Musk does not like the California high-speed rail plan, and he is not alone.  Mr. Musk sees the rail plan between San Francisco and Los Angeles as expensive and outmoded.  In short, there have been a variety of expensive estimates for the project, some as high as 100 billion, and the train technology that is planned is slow by modern standards, max speed of 220 mph.

In Japan, a maglev train was tested recently at speeds of 310 mph.  Maglev is short for magnetic levitation (portmanteau).  Yes, maglev trains levitate which eliminates rail friction, enhancing the speed and comfort of the ride.  This technology holds tremendous promise.  (With maglev trains, you still experience air resistance, which has many thinking that there is one more step yet to go, airless maglev transport tubes.)

California Governor Brown may be in the hot seat in the coming days and months if he continues down the high-speed rail track, because Americans have a proud moon-shot history.  Governor Brown is a good man.  He is not a static politician.  It is certainly within his personality to recognize a project with moon-shot potential.

Mr. Musk plans to reveal an earthly design for this new transport science.  Mr. Musk tweeted July 15: “Will publish Hyperloop alpha design by Aug 12.  Critical feedback for improvements would be much appreciated.”

Evacuated Tube Transport Technologies (ET3) CEO Daryl Oster has been researching airless maglev tube transport for many years now.  In a phone interview yesterday, he said that he thought he could organize investors for a test project, but he was not set on a location.  Mr. Oster sees this transport technology as world changing, a leap forward for humankind.  Read this report on ET3 (courtesy of Daryl Oster):

Watch this great video, Daryl Oster at ideaCity:

Video courtesy of Zoomer Media:

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