HyperLoop Could be Coming to Your City (If You Ask)
Congested roads and overbooked air travel may become a thing of the past, if Peter Diamandis gets his way. The Hyperloop One board member is hoping his pneumatic-tube-like vessel that moves at 700 mph will usher in a new era of high-speed travel—and now he’s asking for your help.
Diamandis recently announced the Hyperloop One Global Challenge, a project designed to motivate big thinkers into submitting proposals for Hyperloop installations in their home cities. Applicants will be expected to present how a Hyperloop track—a pressurized tube carrying a passenger capsule with minimal resistance—will be of benefit to their area economically and why the technology (which is still in its planning stages) would be a good fit logistically.
“The Hyperloop One Global Challenge is not an engineering competition: we bring the technology, you tell us how it should be used in your location,” the offer reads.
Investors, academics, and Department of Transportation agencies are just some of the parties who might benefit by applying, although the project is open to anyone. Submissions must be turned in by September 15, 2016 and three winners will be selected in the first quarter of 2017. You can submit your proposal to Hyperloop One via their Global Challenge website and hear Diamandis talk more about his plans below.
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