One of the most radical yet perceivable proposals for the future is entrepreneur Elon Musk’s Hyperloop – a high-speed ground transport system that launches aerodynamic capsules around the world. It carries passengers, vehicles, and other cargo through a pressurized tube on cushions of air at supersonic speeds. A trip to Los Angeles to San Francisco would only take 35 minutes, with an average speed of around 598 mph (962 km/h), and a top speed of 760 mph (1,220 km/h).
Musk first mentioned the Hyperloop in July 2012, and since then it’s only gained steam. Just this month, SpaceX announced that it will build a 1 mile (1.6 km) long test track to be located next to SpaceX’s Hawthorne, California facility. The track will be used to test pod designs supplied by third parties, that are entered into a design competition.
Although there has been much discussion about the Hyperloop, many details have not been released about what it will look like. So, when Austin-based design firm argodesign reviewed Musk’s proposal, they jumped at the chance to develop a series of conceptual renderings showing the Hyperloop terminals, platforms, capsules, and capsule interiors.
Could this be a sneak peek of the future?
My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by argodesign