All aboard the hyperloop: How your commute could be changing – Reuters

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  • Date: 07/19/2021
  • Source: Reuters
  • Sector: Transport
  • Country: Gulf

All aboard the hyperloop: How your commute could be changing – Reuters

NEW YORK, July 19 (Reuters) - Think about the future of transportation, and you might envision the old animated show "The Jetsons," with everyone flying around in personal spaceships.Not only did that never happen, but we are still piling into creaky old subways and buses.Josh Giegel wants to start from scratch. The chief executive and co-founder of Virgin Hyperloop foresees us zipping between cities in minutes, a future not as far off as you may think.Giegel sat down with Reuters to talk about how this budding technology could change the way we live and work.Q: Humanity is facing all sorts of transportation challenges, so why do you think hyperloop is the right solution?A: We're looking at moving massive amounts of people, at the speed of an aircraft, giving them the opportunity to live where they want to live and work where they want to work. A hyperloop would move as many people and goods as a 30-lane highway.Q: How does the hyperloop work?A: We take you inside a tube, which gives you lots of advantages. It's impervious to weather, and you avoid lots of things that cause accidents, like crossings.Inside the tube we take almost all the air out, allowing