With the Hyperloop reveal date approaching, here's the best guess so far

Hyperloop design by John Gardi
via Twitter/John Gardi

Update: Elon Musk unveils Hyperloop, a futuristic, solar-powered supersonic pod-train

We recently covered what was known about Elon Musk's mysterious Hyperloop; he describes it as a "cross between a Concorde and a railgun and an air hockey table", and says that he will publish his design without patents, under open source license by August 12 (soon!).


So far, nobody except Musk knows exactly what it is, but John Gardi (who we mentioned in our original story) used what was known and took some guesses, creating a design that Musk himself, on Twitter, has called "the best guess so far".

Gardi decided to elaborate on his ideas in a fascinating article. I recommend you go read the whole thing.

See also: Elon Musk to publish 'Hyperloop' design without patents, under open source license

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