10 Fun Facts About Elon Musk

Unveiled in 2013, Elon Musk’s ‘Hyperloop’ project would reduce travel time between cities from a seven hour drive to a 30 minute trip using an elevated tube that stretches from Southern California to Northern California, propelling passengers at a top speed of 760 mph (1223 km/h).

The Hyperloop incorporates reduced-pressure tubes that houses pressurized capsules riding on an air cushion powered by linear induction motors and air compressors.

While the project faced initial skepticism, CNBC has termed the technology as “the modern day gold rush” as people begin to understand its capabilities and the reality of its completion.