LA to San Francisco in 30 minutes? We dive into the high-tech future of transport with Nick Earle, VP at Virgin Hyperloop One.
Hyperloop is a super-fast transport system where pods carrying people and cargo are shot through a vacuum tube at incredibly high speeds, taking you from LA to San Francisco in thirty minutes. The race is on to build the first functioning Hyperloop, with Virgin facing competition from Elon Musk as well as firms in the Middle East and Asia. We talk to Nick about the challenges they’re facing as well as the impact Hyperloop technology could have on the way our cities are designed to function.