New Hyperloop Startup Announces it Will Build a Prototype by Next June
Posted By Kevin Lee On October 31, 2013 @ 5:56 pm In green technology,Green Transportation,News,Solar Power | 1 Comment
The Hyperloop concept  is already beginning to pick up speed. A new start up group of engineering experts, who call themselves Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc.,  has stepped forward with the ambitious task to turn Elon Musk’s idea  into reality. Today the team’s leading technicians, Dr. Marco Villa, former SpaceX  mission director, and former president of the American Society of Civil Engineers Dr. Patricia Galloway, along with HTT interim CEO Dirk Ahlborn announced their plan  to build a prototype Hyperloop system by next year.
HTT revealed its plans to build up a team of 30 to 50 people with the help of JumpStartFund  to work on the Hyperloop design in the coming months. The team presented a rough timetable  for the system’s upcoming milestones, starting with a research paper offering specific technical details  that will be released in March 2014. Just three months after that in June, a prototype design will be presented for construction bidding.
To help them in this accelerated endeavour, HTT is partnering with major engineering and manufacturing firms. Supply chain specialists at GloCa  will provide manufacturing support, and UCLA ’s SuprStudio  architectural design program will contribute urban planning and design treatments.
This all seems to be happening very fast, and it has. Murmurings of an 700 mile-per-hour rapid transport system have been cropping up since 2012. In August, the Tesla Motors  and Space X  CEO Elon Musk  unveiled the open-source plan  for a solar-powered high-speed train that could transport passengers at speeds of up to 700 mph between Los Angeles and San Francisco. At the same time, this train would project a continuous jet stream of air to reduce air friction while being shot along an electromagnetic rail. It sounds far-fetched to say the least, but perhaps Hyperloop Transportation Technologies will show us otherwise.
via Mashable 
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 Hyperloop concept: http://inhabitat.com/tag/hyperloop/
 Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc.,: https://www.jumpstartfund.com/hyperloopcustomizationgroup.html
 Elon Musk’s idea: http://inhabitat.com/elon-musk-unveils-design-plans-for-600mph-hyperloop/
 SpaceX: http://inhabitat.com/tag/spacex/
 announced their plan: http://mashable.com/2013/10/31/hyperloop-startup-lands-major-partners-and-unveils-official-name/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link
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 JumpStartFund: https://www.jumpstartfund.com/profile/index/index/
 a rough timetable: https://www.jumpstartfund.com/hyperloopmilestones.html
 specific technical details: http://inhabitat.com/hyperloop-development-begins-with-two-top-engineers-at-the-helm/
 GloCa: http://glocalcorp.net
 UCLA: http://inhabitat.com/incredible-spray-that-makes-anything-totally-waterproof-is-finally-available/
 SuprStudio: http://www.aud.ucla.edu/programs/m_arch_ii_degree_1.html
 Tesla Motors: http://www.teslamotors.com
 Space X: http://www.spacex.com
 Elon Musk: http://inhabitat.com/elon-musk-to-make-james-bonds-submarine-car-a-reality-with-a-tesla-engine/
 open-source plan: http://inhabitat.com/infographic-the-technology-behind-elon-musks-700-mph-hyperloop-train/
 Tesla Motors: http://www.teslamotors.com/sites/default/files/blog_images/hyperloop-alpha.pdf
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