Hyperloop: $6B solar-powered pod system would make L.A.-S.F. trip in 30 minutes

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, has revealed the details of his planned $6 billion Hyperloop: a solar-powered, weather- and crash-resistant, pod-based transportation system that could cut the travel time between San Francisco and Los Angeles to 30 minutes. The "fifth mode" of transportation, which would consist of electromagnetic tubes with aluminum capsules or pods and be capable of speeds of up to 800 miles per hour, would take a decade to build.

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