- The company is building a one- to three-mile-long hyperloop test track outside its Hawthorne, California headquarters with plans to test the technology within a year, according to documents obtained by Motherboard (embedded below). It's the first time that Musk, who conceived of the hyperloop, has been involved with any concrete plans to actually build it.
- Two companies, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and Hyperloop Technologies, have started work on commercial hyperloops; Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced last month that it is planning to build a five-mile test track in California. Neither Musk nor SpaceX has anything to do with those companies, and the SpaceX test track will be the first official project he's been involved with.
- According to the company, SpaceX has no plans to actually build a commercial hyperloop like the one proposed in the white paper. Instead, the company is trying to spur innovation and attention to the design, and it wants to prove that the concept actually works.
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6. 15. 15 by Peter Davidson