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The Hyperloop Concept Development, Possible Applications and Critical Analysis

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The Hyperloop was first introduced in 2013 and is a proposed mode of passenger and/or freight transportation. The system consists of a sealed tube through which a pod may travel nearly free of air resistance. Although there are no doubts concerning the technological feasibility, there is criticism regarding the concrete implementation of the Hyperloop. Critics especially question the small system capacity and estimate that the actual costs would be substantially higher than the initial cost assumptions. Numerous companies are currently working on implementing the Hyperloop concept and different Hyperloop-routes are being discussed. An implementation of the Hyperloop only makes sense as a pure ‘point to point’ connection. A possible first Hyperloop route would provide important insights into the actual construction and operating costs. The paper subsequently focuses on the Hyperloop concept and analyses possible applications of this new transport system.

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Michelberger, F., Plavec, M., Pyrek, K., Graf, P. (2022). The Hyperloop Concept Development, Possible Applications and Critical Analysis. In: Marinov, M., Piip, J. (eds) Sustainable Rail Transport 4. Lecture Notes in Mobility. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-82095-4_14

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