Designers imagine what a ride on the 800 MPH solar-powered Hyperloop might look like

Argo Design Hyperloop
© Argo Design via Designboom

The Hyperloop, if it ever gets passed the testing phase, might be a really fast (L.A. to San Francisco in 35 minutes) and clean (solar-powered) way to move people between large cities that are a bit too far for cars and buses, and a bit too close for air travel to make sense, but for it to be successful, sitting in a tube probably needs to not feel like sitting in a tube. Airplanes are pretty bad now, but imagine how much worse they would be without windows to give you a nice view and let some daylight through...

Argo Design gave itself the challenge of creating a concept for what the Hyperloop might be like, both from the outside, but also from the perspective of a passenger. What they came up with is quite interesting, as you can see above and below.

‘from trains to cars to airplanes, there’s always been a certain romance associated with modern travel,’ describes mark rolston, founder and chief creative officer at argo design. ‘we wanted to explore how the hyperloop could take shape as a delightful and memorable experience for travelers.’ the creative concepts contain four removable capsules for [carrying] passengers, vehicles and cargo. when ready, the capsules are fastened to the ‘hyperloop’ sled.(source)

You can get more info and see many more pictures of this interesting concept at Designboom.

Designers imagine what a ride on the 800 MPH solar-powered Hyperloop might look like
Trying to make sitting in a tube not feel like sitting in a tube.

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