• Musk said the track would be used as a place “for companies and student teams to test out their pods,” suggesting he’ll be leaving the project open to any groups that want to work on it.
  • A crowdfunded California project has already begun building models for possible Hyperloop pods, although they have yet to produce a working prototype.
  • The test track wouldn’t address the Hyperloop’s most serious challenges, like securing right-of-way while laying out a course straight enough to withstand the system’s tremendous speeds, but it’s an encouraging sign for anyone worried Musk had abandoned the idea entirely.

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