Elon Musk to build test track for 4,000 mph "Hyperloop"

07/14/2013 - 00:00

Elon Musk's dream of a hyperloop transport system could arrive sooner than even he anticipated.

Hyperloop transportation — referred to by Musk as a "cross between a Concorde, a railgun, and an air hockey table" — is a super fast tubular transport system with the ability to theoretically send someone from New York to L.A. in 30 minutes.

Utilizing vacuum-sealed tubes, six-person capsules could be propelled up to speeds of 4,000 miles per hour. All while only feeling the G-forces similar to a car ride.