If in the south of Italy there are trains that travel at 30/40 km / h, the train of the future, which barely touches the tracks, is already almost a reality. Is called Hyperloop, and will revolutionize rail transport.
Will be able to travel from Rome a Milan in 20 minutes. The test that took place these days in Nevada on the bullet train has had positive results. So, in the next few years, will we be able to cut train travel times? The test in the desert lasted a few seconds, the time it took the train to exceed 180 km / h.
Passengers will travel inside aluminum capsules at a maximum speed of about 1.200 km / h, and according to Elon Musk, Hyperloop represents a valid alternative to the more expensive high-speed rail line. How will the train work? The latter will travel in a tube completely emptied of air in order to eliminate friction and increase speed.
And no fossil fuel will be used. “Hyperloop is sustainable - says Gabriele Bibop Gresta, the CEO - because it is capable of generate electricity greater than that consumed, which therefore we can sell. The cement of the pylons will also be able to to clean the air, the system will then be equipped with panels solar and the air that moves inside the tube will be able to generate electricity ”.
But how to limit the potential accidents that would occur at a very high speed? The engineers are already at work, and who knows that soon we won't be able to travel all over Italy in a couple of hours.