Elon musk, super high-speed competition kicked off!
Two years ago, tesla CEO put the idea of super high speed rail network on the package;Two years later, his dream about "fifth generation" transportation quickly and quietly close to the reality, so the current progress?
We've all seen such a future in science fiction scene: people through a pipeline structure of train, gallop from one place to another place.
Imagine that you will take the train, half an hour from Los Angeles to San Francisco.You're in a section, as big as a bus without the engine compartment, your seat will automatically give you like entertainment Settings.Car speed up to 760 miles per hour, on nearly all of the vacuum pipe.Not the noise of the engine - the most close to the engine's pipeline, a pipeline can measure the speed and position of intelligence.Booster
car by minimizing the gravitational acceleration;This trip is as comfortable as a plane.All this is done using solar power.
Don't need a faster drinks are provided for passengers.
This is a billionaire dream maker elon musk planning's dream.On August 12, 2013, he was in space exploration technologies corporation (that is, as we know capsules) issued on the website of the poster, called "super high-speed rail programme (HyperloopAlpha)".On posters, musk called fifth generation transportation, former four generation of aircraft, fire, car and ship.Musk future dream has always been proud of the United States, California high-speed rail project application violated this proud, "it is the world's most expensive the slowest high-speed rail".After losing the project declaration, musk put forward an open source design challenge: solar car design section can be loaded 28 people, to make it close to the speed of sound driving through a pipeline system, one-way ticket for as little as $20, all building cost estimated at $6 billion -- less than one over ten of the California high-speed rail project budget.
The reaction of people each are not identical, some excitement, some doubt, some completely not believe - musk has even been questioned come to break the high iron project profited, though he made it very clear he doesn't intend to develop their own super high-speed rail for commercial purposes.Musk is not, but gave the students, the field
engineers and entrepreneurs, everyone also all immediately accepted the challenge.Musk these two years on twitter super high-speed rail support with all open source developers.He also and leading in the field of current research and development of super high speed rail and two start-up companies maintain a close contact, the super high-speed rail transportation technology, referred to as "HTTP, and super high iron technology co., LTD., hereinafter referred to as HTI.But in this year's January 15, musk shook the field again, he announced a plan to build the super high-speed rail test track, and will be in the summer of 2016 in hawthorne, California city, southwest to ferry company headquarters) hold a contest.What game?Can make a miniature cars.The test match pipe details have been issued in October, November, 318 from 16 countries, 162 university team submitted their ultimate car design.U.S. transportation secretary Anthony fox will be the host of the first meeting, for the final players will be on January 13, 2016 at the university of Texas A&M super high-speed design week.
Why musk will such a valuable idea of open source, rather than do it yourself?Musk declined to comment, but since released the super high-speed rail plans after his position was not changed: he was too busy.Except as a ferry, chief executive of the chief technology officer, he is the tesla CEO of electric vehicles, as well as the "solar city", the chairman of (solar city is one of his Cousins incorporates the idea of their
brothers and sisters in 2006 the establishment of a company).All along, the musk pay close attention to the idea of progress, and there were also rumors that he may at some point one super high-speed startups with his name to join the board of directors.But musk no self.
UCLA students about the design of the "human factor", including seat and the station building
Now elon musk wanted to see his own invention became what kind, he joined may cause of one of the largest in the history of American science scuffles, and melee itself is caused by him.But not all people on the study of the super high speed rail are interested in the game.Super
high-speed movement, as a result of many independent members to join, has been more grand than when musk has just launched.
"Super high-speed movement, has been more grand than when
musk has just launched."
Turns the CEO boast of Holdings, hayes (Quay Hays) is Santa monica conference room to implement his plan called "QuayValley", he hoped that the Quay Valley become California's future models.Like other rich may first California community life: retail space, resort hotel, wine, spa.Quay Valley from others are adopted in the planning of the solar altitude of water-saving, from the initial set up is pure green.Hayes hope this town has twenty-six thousand thousands network intelligent family apartment, seventy-five thousand residents can bring eco-friendly way of life, however the clean energy critics say this is impossible."After many years of accumulation, there are the advanced green environmental protection design and intelligent technology, our idea is to put all of these are concentrated in one place," hayes said.He used to be a publisher and film producer, first job was in the 1980 s in the Greek theatre tickets responsible for punk and new art tide.His first attempt to start the Quay Valley is in 2008, was suspended due to water rights lost a lawsuit, and the financial crisis;New plan between Los Angeles and San Francisco a 7200 acres of land, will break ground in 2016.Construction, the attention of the world, is not only in order to keep the promise --
Quay Valley also plans to run the world's first super high-speed, built by the HTTP, estimated costs at 1-150 million dollars.
HTTP's chief executive Dirk al burns (Dirk Ahlborn) didn't want to play to raise.He released at the super high-speed rail programme of musk HTTP is established after three months, although and musk private relationship is good, he still thought the match was a pastime."A miniature model of the double for us now is useless, so they are the specifications of the test track no reference value for us."His company focus on Quay Valley.He said, "we pass the prototype stage, have developed our own patent technology, although you described it as a game, but I don't think so. We will not inherit with them than, our competitors are other forms of transport. If this is the game, then there is nothing to say."
Being an entrepreneur was born in Germany, al burns was lucky to alternative energy sources in Italy formed a company, but soon moved to the United States lost the previous luck.He was in and another startup company competition, once found himself struggling to survive, he learned the concept of risk from this setback.In 2012, he met the start-up Fund (JumpStart Fund), a model using crowdsourcing technology center online startup incubator.HTTP is adopted this model, a group of less than five hundred people, despite the clutter can rapid growth, employees only need to work 10 hours a week at least initially, to the rest
of the time free to cut their daily work.HTTP is super high-speed movement of "cubs" (an American old movies the Bad NewsBears, moral dream and miracle), but burns to a series of important partners.In 2013, HTTP and engine Ansys software developers to achieve cooperation, they run super high-speed fluid dynamics simulation model.In 2014, HTTP and UCLA (university of California, Los Angeles) Suprastudio laboratory team do a construction project, the "human factor" in the HTTP user experience design, including cars and start the ticket station architecture.In August of this year, announced the HTTP and international industrial giant aecom and Mr Likang reached cooperation, they have the most senior vacuum technology in the world - marks the company might more than QuayValley plans to expand.In construction of Quay Valley of California king county, HTTP is also starting to gain environmental licensing procedures;Here will be the first builds of super high-speed local Quay Valley super high-speed rail project design of transport including passenger and cargo at the same time, top speed of more than 300 miles per hour, it is slower than the musk dream a lot.But the short rail will prove village of super high-speed rail potential - a necessary for a rainy day.Because of solar cells, support the rack along the pipeline kinetic energy generated by wind turbines and braking process, also produced in the design of the excess energy.HTTP plans to sell these energy back to the grid, the construction of the public traffic
system at the same time to run an energy company.Al burns declined to give any technical details, but aecom and Mr Likang top, before reached cooperation, all say before they reach cooperation for HTTP plan to carry on the estimate for many times, they are now actively involved in the development of all.
Although the HTTP and Quay Valley for winning the super
high-speed rail is not interested in the game, praised the hayes opinion is different from al burns."Why can only have a super high speed rail company, why don't have much home?"
"If the brake system is broken, the super high-speed pod from like as fast as the bullet train into real bullets, the world's largest gun fired bullets"
The HTTP and its potential rivals HTI are often confused.HTI eight months later than HTTP was set up, it is the weakness of burns, "they are all very smart people, they can change the other name."
The two companies can be said to be equal.HTI by Sherpa vc chervin, xie (ShervinPishevar) was founded, he is a good friend of musk, Uber early investors.His co-founder, engineer Brogan, bam Brogan (Brogan BamBrogan), is the former member of the ferry, is now the chief technology officer of HTI.Bam brogan smiled and said, "I came to napa is originally want to refuse chervin, but his plan about super high-speed, high-speed underwater, shocked me!!!!!!!"The dream team of the
company's board of directors is a silicon valley: DavidO. Sacks, Jim
Messina, Peter Diamandis, JoeLonsdale, and recently joined the former
chief operating officer of Snapchat & have spentEmily White.
HTI Los Angeles headquarters and test pipe robot arm