Elon Musk announced that his Hyperloop is shooting for half the speed of sound at 383 mph.
The objective for the upcoming test is not only to reach the 383 mph speed but to sustain it safely for a 3/4 of a mile.
Check out the awesome video from YouTube of the last speed test conducted. So far all three tests have resulted in increased speed and data collecting useful for further development. Travelling at the speed of sound on or under the ground is a sustainable way to deal with increased populations especially in denser areas like large metropolitan cities.
The Hyperloop is a match made in heaven with Musk’s Boring Company. This allows the modern day iron man to design and develop not only the revolutionary transit system but dig the holes like a modern day excavator with his giant toys like rockets and boring tunneling equipment.
The current Hyperloop speed record is 240 set on December 19, 2017.
At the moment the only other player in this vertical is Virgin Hyperloop One who is targeting to have three hyperloops running by 2021.