Elon Musk Says That Hyperloop Plans Are Coming August 12th

Posted Jul 15, 2013

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, has wrote a tweet that says “Will publish Hyperloop alpha design by Aug 12. Critical feedback for improvements would be much appreciated.”

Musk does not plan on pursuing a patent for the hyperloop as he has plans to publish it as open source.  A hyperloop is an alternative to bullet trains and theoretically, it should be able to move people from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes.

The hyperloop operates as a pod running through a tunnel.

Musk said that this system would be crash proof and is immune to weather conditions.  Musk described the hyperloop as a cross between a “rail gun, Concorde, and air hockey table.”