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Why Elon Musk’s Hyperloop won’t work for humans (engineering, design)

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KEY POINTS: The idea of a Hyperloop for transport is fascinating, combining the concepts of a bullet train with pneumatic tubes for high-speed transport. But there's an inherent constraint from the laws of physics: humans can't handle lateral or vertical accelerations without intense nausea, and the faster you go, the worse it gets. Unless we're going to spend multiple trillions of dollars developing and maintaining an extremely sensitive set of large-scale infrastructure, the only Hyperloop system that's feasible will be too slow to be worth it... (MORE - details)

Inside Elon Musk's New Hyperloop Project (2022)

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