Hyperloop design to be revealed next month

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Elon Musk will put an end to the guesswork by revealing alpha designs for the Hyperloop in August (Image: Shutterstock)

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If like us, you've been eagerly anticipating more details on Elon Musk's proposed Hyperloop high-speed transport system, the wait is almost over. Musk has revealed via Twitter that the initial design will be published on August 12.

The CEO of Tesla and founder of SpaceX has previously described the system as a "cross between Concorde, a railgun and an air hockey table" that could take commuters from San Francisco to LA in around 30 minutes. While this latest teaser has refueled speculation on the nature of the transport system, it hasn't given us anything concrete to add to our previous discussion on how the Hyperloop might work.

More hints might be garnered from engineer John Gardi's diagram (below) which Musk acknowledged as the "the closest I've seen anyone guess so far," but we'll have to wait until August for the real deal, as well as more information on what level of involvement Musk plans to have in the project.

One further revelation did emerge from the Twitter feed however, with Musk stating that he intends to publish the Hyperloop as open source.

Musk has also called for "Critical feedback for improvements" and we are sure there will be no shortage in that department. Feel free to join the conversation in our comments section.

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