Incredible first-person video of Elon Musk's Hyperloop accelerating to 200 mph


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/08/28/incredible-first-person-video.html


#2

I still think this thing is a boondoggle.


#3

Boondoggle? It looks like a death trap to me. One little cockroach wanders onto the track and the whole thing crumples like an accordion.


#4


#5

If you have a cockroach-sized hole in the tube, you don’t have near-vacuum.


#6


#7

I ain’t getting to that contraption.


#8

beats a transporter - Crazy way to travel, spreading a man’s molecules all over the universe.


#9

The flashing lights as the pod accelerates – has anyone checked to see if that’s a frequency that will induce a seizure?


#10

It still looks unfeasible from a lot of practical standpoints. The acceleration is awesome and the breaking much more.


#11

What about for cargo? Would you let Amazon send your gewgaws from their remote warehouse to your city in one? Today they have 2 hour delivery options. It would be nice to get that under an hour.


#12

And commercial airliners are bricks with wings. I’d rather be able to travel at almost supersonic speeds on land than in the air, and I’m no stranger to air travel.


#13

I’d rather have a bullet train or mag lev, something that won’t involve the words “catastrophic compression” when the thin tubes get damaged.


#14

Still a no.


#15

Airplanes have a lot of space to recover from failures.


#16

Fewer variables in the tunnel than in exposed train systems. Let’s face it: in any form of travel, an accident that takes place at over ~60 mph is probably lethal. It’s not the speed that kills. It’s the traffic. The most dangerous aspects of train travel are: 1. cars at intersections, 2. other trains. The most dangerous aspect of air travel is: other planes.

Put your fast mode of transport in one-way tunnels with no intersections, and you’ve eliminated the most common causes of accidents.


#17

Dominoes does it in 30 minutes, with existing technology.

(Sure, you could argue they have a more limited line of products than Amazon, but I’d ague that what most people want delivered in under an hour is lunch.)


#18

NASCAR racers go over 200mph.

This little thing did 739.666 mi/h 20 years ago.

Just for giggles - productions cars that go over 200mph today.

Ascari KZ1 5.0 V8 - [2003]
Top Speed: 200 mph (321.8 kph)
Aston-Martin DB11 5.2 V12 twin Turbo - [2016]
Top Speed: 200 mph (321.8 kph)
Aston-Martin Vanquish 5.9 V12 RS - [2009]
Top Speed: 200 mph (321.8 kph)
Aston-Martin Vantage 600 - [1998]
Top Speed: 200 mph (321.8 kph)
Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed 6.0 W12 - [2008]
Top Speed: 200 mph (321.8 kph)
Bentley Continental GTC Speed - [2009]
Top Speed: 200 mph (321.8 kph)
Caparo T1 2.4 V8 - [2006]
Top Speed: 200 mph (321.8 kph)
Lamborghini Diablo 6.0 V12 - [2000]
Top Speed: 200 mph (321.8 kph)
Mercedes CLK GTR 6.9 V12 - [1998]
Top Speed: 200 mph (321.8 kph)
Pagani Zonda Roadster - [2003]
Top Speed: 200 mph (321.8 kph)
Aston-Martin Vanquish S 5.9 V12 - [2016]
Top Speed: 201 mph (323.4 kph)
Ferrari F40 2.9 V8 - [1987]
Top Speed: 201 mph (323.4 kph)
Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante Edizione - [2013]
Top Speed: 201 mph (323.4 kph)
Lamborghini Huracan 610-4 Spyder - [2015]
Top Speed: 201 mph (323.4 kph)
Bentley Continental GT Speed 2d Auto - [2007]
Top Speed: 202 mph (325.0 kph)
Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible 6.0 W12 - [2013]
Top Speed: 202 mph (325.0 kph)
Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR - [2007]
Top Speed: 202 mph (325.0 kph)
Ferrari 458 4.5 V8 - [2009]
Top Speed: 202 mph (325.0 kph)
Ferrari 488 Spider 3.9 V8 Turbo - [2015]
Top Speed: 202 mph (325.0 kph)
Ferrari 575 M Fiorano - [2002]
Top Speed: 202 mph (325.0 kph)
Ferrari F50 4.7 V12 - [1995]
Top Speed: 202 mph (325.0 kph)
Fisker Tramonto 5.4 V8 Performance Plus - [2005]
Top Speed: 202 mph (325.0 kph)
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 - [2012]
Top Speed: 202 mph (325.0 kph)
Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 - [2008]
Top Speed: 202 mph (325.0 kph)
Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 - [2014]
Top Speed: 202 mph (325.0 kph)
Lexus LFA Nurburgring - [2011]
Top Speed: 202 mph (325.0 kph)
Aston-Martin Rapide S 6.0 V8 Shadow Edition - [2016]
Top Speed: 203 mph (326.6 kph)
Bentley Continental GTZ Zagato 6.0 W12 2d - [2008]
Top Speed: 203 mph (326.6 kph)
Lamborghini Diablo VT 5.7 V12 - [1993]
Top Speed: 203 mph (326.6 kph)
Bentley Continental SuperSports 6.0 W12 - [2009]
Top Speed: 204 mph (328.3 kph)
Bentley Continental SuperSports Flying Star - [2010]
Top Speed: 204 mph (328.3 kph)
Caparo T1 3.5l V8 - [2007]
Top Speed: 204 mph (328.3 kph)
McLaren 570 S 3.8 V8 Turbo - [2015]
Top Speed: 204 mph (328.3 kph)
McLaren 570 S Spider 3.8 V8 Twin Turbo - [2017]
Top Speed: 204 mph (328.3 kph)
McLaren 625C Spider 3.8 V8 Twin Turbo - [2014]
Top Speed: 204 mph (328.3 kph)
McLaren MP4-12C 3.8 V8 Twin Turbo Spider - [2012]
Top Speed: 204 mph (328.3 kph)
Porsche 911 GT2 997 - [2007]
Top Speed: 204 mph (328.3 kph)
Aston-Martin Vantage S 5.9 V12 - [2016]
Top Speed: 205 mph (329.9 kph)
Aston-Martin Vantage S 5.9 V12 Roadster - [2016]
Top Speed: 205 mph (329.9 kph)
Aston-Martin Vantage V12 S - [2013]
Top Speed: 205 mph (329.9 kph)
Audi R8 5.2 V10 FSI Quattro - [2015]
Top Speed: 205 mph (329.9 kph)
Bentley Continental GT Speed - [2012]
Top Speed: 205 mph (329.9 kph)
Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1 - [2007]
Top Speed: 205 mph (329.9 kph)
Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1 6.2 V8 - [2009]
Top Speed: 205 mph (329.9 kph)
Ferrari 488 GTB 3.9 V8 Turbo - [2015]
Top Speed: 205 mph (329.9 kph)
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano - [2006]
Top Speed: 205 mph (329.9 kph)
Gumpert Apollo Enraged 4.2 V8 Turbo - [2012]
Top Speed: 205 mph (329.9 kph)
Lamborghini Murcielago 6.2 V12 - [2001]
Top Speed: 205 mph (329.9 kph)
Maserati MC12 6.0 V12 - [2004]
Top Speed: 205 mph (329.9 kph)
McLaren 675 LT 3.8 V8 Twin Turbo - [2015]
Top Speed: 205 mph (329.9 kph)
McLaren MP4-12C 3.8L V8 Twin Turbo - [2011]
Top Speed: 205 mph (329.9 kph)
Porsche 911 GT2 RS 997 - [2010]
Top Speed: 205 mph (329.9 kph)
Porsche Carrera GT - [2003]
Top Speed: 205 mph (329.9 kph)
Bentley Continental GT Speed 6.0 W12 - [2014]
Top Speed: 206 mph (331.5 kph)
Chevrolet Corvette Callaway C16 - [2007]
Top Speed: 206 mph (331.5 kph)
Dodge Viper SRT 8.3 V10 - [2013]
Top Speed: 206 mph (331.5 kph)
Mercedes SLR Class McLaren Roadster - [2009]
Top Speed: 206 mph (331.5 kph)
McLaren 625C 3.8 V8 Twin Turbo - [2014]
Top Speed: 207 mph (333.1 kph)
McLaren 650S 3.8 V8 Twin Turbo - [2014]
Top Speed: 207 mph (333.1 kph)
McLaren 650S Spider 3.8 V8 Twin Turbo - [2014]
Top Speed: 207 mph (333.1 kph)
McLaren MP4-12C 3.8L V8 Twin Turbo - [2012]
Top Speed: 207 mph (333.1 kph)
Ferrari 599 GTO - [2010]
Top Speed: 208 mph (334.7 kph)
Ferrari SA Aperta Pininfarina 6.0 V12 - [2011]
Top Speed: 208 mph (334.7 kph)
Lamborghini Diablo VT 6.0L V12 - [2000]
Top Speed: 208 mph (334.7 kph)
Mercedes SLR Class McLaren - [2003]
Top Speed: 208 mph (334.7 kph)
Mercedes SLR Class McLaren 722 S Roadster - [2008]
Top Speed: 208 mph (334.7 kph)
Mercedes SLR Class McLaren 722 Edition - [2006]
Top Speed: 209 mph (336.3 kph)
Ferrari 458 Speciale 4.5 V8 - [2013]
Top Speed: 210 mph (337.9 kph)
Lamborghini Diablo GTR 6.0L V12 - [2001]
Top Speed: 210 mph (337.9 kph)
Lamborghini Diablo SE 5.7 V12 - [1994]
Top Speed: 210 mph (337.9 kph)
TVR Speed 12 7.7L V12 - [1997]
Top Speed: 210 mph (337.9 kph)
Ferrari 812 Superfast - 6.5l V12 - [2017]
Top Speed: 211 mph (339.5 kph)
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta 6.3L V12 - [2012]
Top Speed: 211 mph (339.5 kph)
Ferrari F12 tdf 6.3 V12 - [2015]
Top Speed: 211 mph (339.5 kph)
Ferrari FF 6.3L V12 - [2011]
Top Speed: 211 mph (339.5 kph)
Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 6.5 V12 - [2006]
Top Speed: 211 mph (339.5 kph)
Lamborghini Reventon 6.5 V12 - [2007]
Top Speed: 211 mph (339.5 kph)
Porsche 911 Ruf CTR Yellow Bird - [1987]
Top Speed: 211 mph (339.5 kph)
Porsche 918 Spyder 4.6 V8 - [2013]
Top Speed: 211 mph (339.5 kph)
McLaren 720S 4.0 V8 Twin Turbo - [2017]
Top Speed: 212 mph (341.1 kph)
Pagani Zonda F - [2005]
Top Speed: 214 mph (344.3 kph)
Ascari A10 5.0 V8 - [2006]
Top Speed: 215 mph (346.0 kph)
Bugatti EB110 SuperSport - [1992]
Top Speed: 217 mph (349.2 kph)
Ferrari Enzo 6.0 V12 - [2002]
Top Speed: 217 mph (349.2 kph)
Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 - [2011]
Top Speed: 217 mph (349.2 kph)
Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster - [2013]
Top Speed: 217 mph (349.2 kph)
Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 50th Anniversario - [2013]
Top Speed: 217 mph (349.2 kph)
Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce - [2014]
Top Speed: 217 mph (349.2 kph)
McLaren P1 3.8 V8 Hybrid - [2013]
Top Speed: 217 mph (349.2 kph)
Mercedes SLR Class McLaren Stirling Moss - [2009]
Top Speed: 217 mph (349.2 kph)
Pagani Zonda Cinque 7.3L - [2008]
Top Speed: 217 mph (349.2 kph)
Aston-Martin One77 7.3L V12 - [2011]
Top Speed: 220 mph (354.0 kph)
Jaguar XJ 220 - [1991]
Top Speed: 220 mph (354.0 kph)
McLaren F1 LM 6.0 V12 - [1995]
Top Speed: 220 mph (354.0 kph)
Pagani Zonda C12 S 7.3 - [2002]
Top Speed: 220 mph (354.0 kph)
Lamborghini Veneno 6.5 V12 - [2013]
Top Speed: 221 mph (355.6 kph)
Lamborghini Veneno Roadster 6.5 V12 - [2013]
Top Speed: 221 mph (355.6 kph)
Gumpert Apollo 4.2L V8 Twin Turbo - [2005]
Top Speed: 223 mph (358.8 kph)
Gumpert Apollo S 4.2 V8 Twin Turbo - [2009]
Top Speed: 224 mph (360.4 kph)
Noble M600 4.4L V8 - [2009]
Top Speed: 225 mph (362.1 kph)
Ferrari LaFerrari 6.3L V12 - [2013]
Top Speed: 227 mph (365.3 kph)
Pagani Huayra 6.0L Twin turbo - [2013]
Top Speed: 230 mph (370.1 kph)
Ultima GTR 720 - [2000]
Top Speed: 231 mph (371.7 kph)
Ferrari F50 GT1 4.7l V12 - [1996]
Top Speed: 234 mph (376.5 kph)
Ford GT 90 6.0L V12 - [1995]
Top Speed: 235 mph (378.1 kph)
W Motors Lykan HyperSport 3.7L Twin Turbo - [2013]
Top Speed: 239 mph (384.6 kph)
McLaren F1 6.0 V12 - [1994]
Top Speed: 240 mph (386.2 kph)
Saleen S7 7.0 V8 - [2000]
Top Speed: 240 mph (386.2 kph)
TVR Cerbera Speed 12 - [2000]
Top Speed: 240 mph (386.2 kph)
Koenigsegg CCX 4.7 V8 Supercharged - [2006]
Top Speed: 241 mph (387.8 kph)
Koenigsegg CCX 4.7 V8 Supercharged - [2006]
Top Speed: 241 mph (387.8 kph)
Koenigsegg Agera 4.7L V8 - [2010]
Top Speed: 242 mph (389.4 kph)
Koenigsegg CCR 4.7 V8 Supercharged - [2005]
Top Speed: 242 mph (389.4 kph)
Koenigsegg Agera S 5.0 V8 Hundra - [2013]
Top Speed: 249 mph (400.7 kph)
SSC Aero SC 8T 6.3L - [2005]
Top Speed: 249 mph (400.7 kph)
Bugatti Veyron 8.0 litre W16 - [2005]
Top Speed: 252 mph (405.5 kph)
Koenigsegg CCX R Special Edition 4.8 V8 S - [2008]
Top Speed: 254 mph (408.7 kph)
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse - [2012]
Top Speed: 255 mph (410.3 kph)
Porsche 9FF GT9 - [2008]
Top Speed: 255 mph (410.3 kph)
Porsche 9FF GT9R - [2009]
Top Speed: 256 mph (411.9 kph)
Bugatti Veyron 8.0 litre W16 Super Sport - [2010]
Top Speed: 258 mph (415.2 kph)
Hennessey Venom GT 6.2L V8 - [2010]
Top Speed: 260 mph (418.4 kph)
Koenigsegg Agera 5L V8 - [2011]
Top Speed: 261 mph (420.0 kph)
Koenigsegg Agera R 5.0 V8 - [2012]
Top Speed: 273 mph (439.3 kph)
SSC Ultimate Aero TT - [2008]
Top Speed: 273 mph (439.3 kph)
SSC Tuatara 6.9L V8 Twin Turbo - [2011]
Top Speed: 276 mph (444.1 kph)


#19

Is it? 324 km/h is 90 m/s, and I counted about 15 seconds to get up to that speed. 6 m/s2 is only 0.6 g. The Tesla Model S P100D accelerates almost twice as quickly as that.


#20