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  1. Hyperloop A Viable Option for the Future of Transportation

  2. What is it? • Elevated system of transportation through a tube between cities • Idea proposed by Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX • Simulations and model-building in progress • Hyperloop video

  3. Would provide transportation from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 35 minutes • Route along I-5

  4. Technology • Pods float on cushion of air through low-pressure tube • Magnetic linear accelerators to accelerate pods • Solar power to propel pods • Simulation technology shows feasibility (Ansyssoftware)

  5. Cost • Estimated cost of the Hyperloop vs. the California rail project

  6. Future plans • Marco Villa and Patricia Galloway guide the progress of the project • Marco Villa- former director of mission operations at SpaceX • Patricia Galloway- former president of the American Society of Civil Engineers • JumpStartFund plans to help finance the Hyperloop through crowdsourcing • hyperloop discussion board

  7. Benefits and Implications • Drastically reduced commuting time • Transition from living in major cities to suburbs • Increased speed of business transactions • Reduced need for telecommuting

  8. Benefits and Implications • Green technologies involved in Hyperlooppowering • Less cars on the road • Less air pollution • Reduced emissions of greenhouse gases

  9. Questions?

  10. References • Aamouth, Doug. “Elong Musk’s Hyperloop: Five Things You Should Know.” Time.com. 12 August 2013. Web. http://techland.time.com/2013/08/12/elon-musks-hyperloop-5-things-you-should-know/. • Bredenberg, Al. “Is the Hyperloop the Greenest Track for Rapid Transit?” ThomasNet News. 9 October 2013. Web. http://news.thomasnet.com/green_clean/2013/09/03/is-the-hyperloop-the-greenest-track-for-rapid-transit/. • Knowles, David. “Top U.S. engineers join crowdfunding effort to help turn ElonMusk’s ‘Hyperloop’ from dream into reality.” New York Daily News. 9 October 2013. Web.http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/elon-musk-hyperloop-project-draws-topengineers-article-1.1466597. • Moseman, Andrew. “Can Crowdsourcing Really Build the Hyperloop?” Popular Mechanics.HearstCommunication. 9 October 2013. Web.http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/infrastructure/cancrowdsourcing-really-build-the-hyperloop-15993995. • Poeter, Damon. “HyperloopTransporation Technologies Wants to Crowd-Source the Future.” PCmag.com. 31 October 2013. Web. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2426594,00.asp. • Pritchard, Justin. “’Hyperloop’ Travel Idea Gains Fans If Not Backers.”Time.com. 18 September 2013. Web. http://techland.time.com/2013/08/23/hyperloop-travel-ideagainsfans-if-not-backers/. • “What is Crowdsourcing?” Daily Crowdsource. 9 October 2013. Web. http://dailycrowdsource.com/crowdsourcing-basics/what-is-crowdsourcing.