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'Hyperloop' would link LA-SF in 30 mins, if built

Posted: August 12, 2013 2:10 p.m.
Updated: August 12, 2013 2:10 p.m.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Imagine stepping into a car-sized capsule in downtown Los Angeles and, 30 minutes later, emerging in San Francisco.

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk on Monday unveiled a concept for a transport system he says would make the nearly 400-mile trip in half the time it takes an airplane.

If it's ever built.

The "Hyperloop" system would use a large tube. Inside, capsules would float on air, traveling at over 700 miles per hour.

The air would be sucked by a powerful fan at the front and expelled at the rear.

Musk has said he's too busy to oversee the Hyperloop. Instead, he hopes others will take it on.


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