Sometime today, billionaire entrepreneur and inventor Elon Musk is expected to unveil the Alpha design of the Hyperloop, a high-speed train that promises travel at twice the speed of a commercial aircraft, transporting passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just 30 minutes. Though Musk has been tight-lipped about the mechanics and design of the new system, plenty of enthusiasts across the web (including Inhabitat’s Gemeda Beker) have been offering up their own guesses as to how this incredible 600 mph super train is supposed to work. The latest to add their two cents are the folks over at Go Compare who sent us this awesome infographic breaking down not only how the Hyperloop might function, but some of the key factors that will play into its success—and maybe even its failure. Hit the jump to see the complete infographic, and get schooled on what could one day be the world’s 5th form of transportation!

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