Elon Musk’s Hyperloop: Hype Machine, Or The Future Of Transportation?

Dr. Daniel Sperling is the founding director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis. As he explained in an email to The Fuse, finding where to fit the Hyperloop within our current transportation infrastructure is still a major unresolved question. “There are lots of great ideas. But superimposing them on the well-established car and road-based system of today and with today’s sprawled land development is very challenging in many ways,” Dr. Sperling explained. “We have an incredibly inefficient, resource-intensive, expensive transportation system. If I were king…or could start with a clean slate, I would create a dramatically cheaper, [more] efficient…system.”

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