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Old Posted Jun 23, 2021, 8:21 PM
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Old Posted Jun 23, 2021, 9:40 PM
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Hyperloop TT’s commercial operations to begin in 2023
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Did they get to this point?
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Old Posted Jun 24, 2021, 6:22 AM
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The all innovative Elon Musk hyperloop: a bunch of Tesla's driving in underground highways. Hate to be a naysayer but I cannot take anything he says seriously anymore. Virgin's hyperloop testing at least seems promising. Teslas driving in tunnels however is about as innovative as a fart at a baked bean party and a national embarrassment.
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I mean if you believe that the first iteration is the last iteration, sure.

Just the costs of the tunnels alone is far lower than other tunneling contracts of the past. Even that is a big win.

The system will keep evolving too, presumably. We'll have to see how it evolves over time. The first operational service which is really nothing more than a convention centre shuttle shouldn't be how we judge things. Boring Co. is focusing on lowering tunneling costs right now as they think that's the quickest way to profitability, they will focus on the technology in the tunnels later.

There is no reason the mini-buses can't happen for the tunnels in the future and they can't get speeds up in the tunnels to over 100mph as far as I can tell. It's no 1,000mph hyperloop deal but it's still a world different from the service in LV. The key to making the whole thing work is making tunneling as cheap as possible so that it can cover actual useful distances and be more than a convention centre shuttle. Which makes sense.
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^ meanwhile, the effort and resources being wasted on Hyperloop could be spent on advancing proven transit tech instead of inventing problems to solve. i mean, given infinite time and resources, any technology can be made to appear groundbreaking.
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HyperPort expected to be a critical piece of the global logistics industry estimated to grow to $12 trillion by 2023

https://techbomb.ca/smart-cities/hyp...llion-by-2023/

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- Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) revealed HyperPort, a sustainable high-speed cargo and freight solution capable of increasing capacity and efficiency while decreasing pollution and congestion at ports worldwide. Developed in partnership with terminal operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), the system will now go into certification design review. The next step for HyperPort will be a VR demonstrator to be exclusively presented at ITS World Congress, the largest mobility exhibition in the world, which takes place in Hamburg from 11 to 15 October 2021. --- Engineered to current industry standards, the HyperPort system is a plug-n-play solution for port operators capable of transporting containerized cargo hundreds of kilometers in minutes. The system can move 2,800 containers a day in an enclosed operating environment that eliminates at-grade crossings to increase reliability, efficiency and worker safety. HyperPort capsules can sustainably transport two 20-foot standard or high cube containers or one 40- or 45-foot container at airplane speeds.

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Old Posted Jul 8, 2021, 5:39 PM
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Elon Musk's Boring Company Wants to Build One of Its Ridiculous Tunnels in Florida

https://gizmodo.com/elon-musks-borin...rid-1847241778

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- The city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida has accepted a proposal from Elon Musk’s Boring Company to build a transportation tunnel that would bring people from downtown to the beach, according to Mayor Dean J. Trantalis in a tweet late Tuesday. And if Musk’s previous tunnel efforts are any guide, the residents of Fort Lauderdale should prepare to be severely underwhelmed.

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everyone is hating on the vegas tunnels for having traffic jams and not being safe. i think the tunnels are cool, only if the inside of the tunnels werent boring (heh boring company lives up to their name) and if there was art all over the tunnels, stuck in traffic would be ok in a art tunnel. if the traffic was real bad then you could have cars with seats only (you wouldnt get stuck in the car if the car is on fire) and walk out the tunnel. if the driver was centered then it would be easier to drive and having all wheels turning makes the car less likely to hit the side of the tunnel around curbs. safer and more fun

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If only he would volunteer his low cost tunneling tech to building urban transit tunnels. You could actually call that progress.
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If only he would volunteer his low cost tunneling tech to building urban transit tunnels. You could actually call that progress.
Aren't most of the savings that the boring company has due to the smaller diameter tunnels that would never be approved for a regular transit project. If you put rails in this tunnel it would be shot down by regulators by the end of the day. I still have no idea how this project got regulatory approval in the first place.
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How does moving surface traffic into a tunnel with limited stops improve anything? We are still limited by throughput of individual vehicles.
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How does moving surface traffic into a tunnel with limited stops improve anything? We are still limited by throughput of individual vehicles.
Hush now! Don't ask such silly questions and stifle silicon valley innovation! Emperor Elon needs more money!
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What happens when there's a fire in this tunnel?

Musk is like a clown spinning plates. Except when they fall people are going to die.
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Its amazing how many people are willing to shit on a guy like Musk who is actually doing things versus you know like worthless politicians or feckless academics or frivolous celebrities & pundits.

I would rather have Elon than a million Warren buffets
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You may have respect for innovative entrepreneurs by principle without necessarily idolize that single one Elon Musk.

I don't see the point of his tunnels for cars. You're bored in a tunnel anyway. At least in a subway, you can read a book or play with your phone. It kills boredom.
Try to read anything in a car, you'll feel sick in a matter of minutes.

We could also talk about his SpaceX business that's probably been entirely backed by NASA and the tremendous knowledge and experience they earned over the past decades, since the 1960s, thus at American taxpayer expense. But that's another story.

I don't see anything outstanding in that individual anyway. He's just a tech opportunist who actually benefits from taxpayer money for his own fame.
Nothing extraordinary in there.
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