Cast Your Vote for Most Beneficial Hyperloop Route

first_img Which Hyperloop One Global Challenge route are you most excited about?The public is invited to vote online for one of the ten winning itineraries—including five in North America:HyperCan: 400 miles from Toronto to Montreal in 39 minutesRocky Mountain Hyperloop: 80 miles from Vail to Denver in nine minutesFlorida Hyperloop: 257 miles from Miami to Orlando in 25 minutesTexas Triangle: 426 miles from Dallas to Laredo in 43 minutesMidwest Connect: 488 miles from Chicago to Pittsburgh in 47 minutesInternational programs include Mexico City to Guadalajara (Team Mexloop), Edinburgh to London (Team HypED), Glasgow to Liverpool (Team Northern Arc), Bengaluru to Chennai (Team AECOM India), and Mumbai to Chennai (Team Hyperloop India).Just click your favorite (mine’s Edinburgh to London) to cast a ballot; you’ll need a Facebook account to participate.Ten routes, three continents, five countries: Which one do you prefer? (via Hyperloop One)Hyperloop One last month successfully completed Phase 2 testing of its high-speed transportation pod, reaching a new top speed in the Nevada desert.The California company recently put the finishing touches on its 1,640-foot testing tube in North Las Vegas. Inside, pods (eventually filled with passengers and cargo) magnetically levitate, accelerating via electronic propulsion and gliding for long distances at “airline speeds.”Now, it will work closely with each winning Global Challenge team to get the gears moving; another 11 finalists will continue to develop their proposals with the support of Hyperloop One.“The Hyperloop One Global Challenge started as a call to action for innovators, engineers, trailblazers, and dreamers around the world who shared our vision of creating a new mode of transportation,” CEO Shervin Pishevar said in a statement.“Like us, they believe that Hyperloop will not only solve transportation and urban development challenges within communities,” he continued, “it will unlock vast economic potential and transform how our cities operate and how we live.”Earlier this year, Hyperloop One published 11 possible tracks connecting 35 U.S. cities across more than 2,800 miles; in July, the firm announced nine potential European routes.Competition is heating up, though: Rival Hyperloop Transportation Technologies just inked a deal to bring high-speed transport to India. A proposed route would turn the hour-long, 30-mile trip between Vijayawada and Amaravati into a six-minute ride.Assuming all goes well with the upcoming six-month feasibility study, construction of HTT’s first Hyperloop in India should begin in the spring or summer of 2018.For more on Elon Musk’s vision for a super-charged future, check out 11 proposed U.S. Hyperloop routes that aren’t New York City-to-Washington, D.C.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. HTT Inks Deal to Bring High-Speed Travel to Great Leaks MegaregionDenver Chosen For Hyperloop-Inspired Transportation System Stay on targetlast_img read more