China ‘in’ the hyperloop

China has enlisted the help of a US company to build a hyperloop in the mountainous southwest region.

Hyperloop transportation technologies (California, USA) in partnership with a company controlled by the government of Tongren, Guizhou, will build a test track no longer than 10 kilometers in length. The expansion of the track will depend on the test results.

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, or HTT, is one of several companies formed to develop hyperloop systems since billionaire Elon Musk in 2013 released a manifesto detailing his idea for moving people at superfast speeds through a tube.

Besides this project, HTT has also signed a contract for a Hyperloop route in Abu Dhabi and other countries. (I assume it is time to invest in this company!)

Data from China plans Hyperloop track

Uber to fly cars

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Uber is entering the idea of flying vehicles that would be of VTOL variety – Vertical take off and landing. This will help Uber in transferring people in sky. The testing for the project will begin within the next three years, and will take place in Dallas-Fort Worth and Dubai. The car will help transfer many people at once to their destinations.

While cars on the road won’t be going anywhere any time soon, cities have a growing problem with congested roads and long commute times, something that causes, among other things, environmental harm as masses of cars idle on the road.

Uber has also indicated that the VTOL vehicles might be able to travel at 100mph or more, operate quite due to electric motors, and travel more than 200 passenger on a single gallon of fuel.

Read the full article here

Amaing. Uber finally diving right into this plan.