In Brief
The South Korean government and two of the country's most prestigious schools are teaming up with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies to begin developing a high-speed rail solution for the country.

Hyperloop is all the rage in any talks of the future of public transportation. The concept was developed by Elon Musk’s Hyperloop One to provide a high-speed rail connecting cities all over the world at never before seen speeds. There are currently dozens of proposals for installations across the globe, including these nine routes in Europe announced by the company at the beginning of the month.

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Another country is joining the fray by partnering with a separate company interested in bringing Hyperloop technologies into reality. A coalition of the South Korean government and two of the country’s top educational institutions have teamed up with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (not affiliated with Hyperloop One) to construct a Hyperloop network in the country.The project is being dubbed the HyperTube Express and is expected to allow travel from Seoul to Busan in under 20 minutes, compared to the 3-hour car ride it takes today.

Interest in hyper-fast travel has skyrocketed across the globe. Other entities are searching for high-speed solutions other than the Hyperloop, as well. There is even the concept of a “mag-lev limo” that could transport passengers from New York to Beijing in just two hours. Whichever way the future of transportation goes, it seems that speed is the order of the day.