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.”