Elon Musk's Hyperloop Competition Set A New World Record

  • Published on Aug 1, 2018
  • Imagine getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just about 30 minutes. That kind of high-speed travel is the end-game of SpaceX's Hyperloop, and teams around the world are working hard to come up with the right pod for the job.
    Three such teams gathered at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, last Sunday to compete in the third SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. From a starting group of 20 teams, these three qualified to launch on SpaceX’s Hyperloop track.
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  • VICE News
    VICE News  6 months ago +217

    Elon Musk's Hyperloop has a better chance of success than MoviePass...
    Watch more on that here - bit.ly/2M6MsQ1

    • Omri Shavit
      Omri Shavit 5 months ago

      +Matt Luis I thought the same untill I watched some debunking videos. Yes vaccums do eliminate air resistance but the logistics of maintaining one for that purpose on that scale just doesn't add up. I was really excited by it and I am a huge fan of Elon's other work but I just don't see this one working out (in this day and age)

    • Niharika Gupta
      Niharika Gupta 6 months ago

      that's why he's the best

    • huntlywestside
      huntlywestside 6 months ago

      Andreas S. You asked to keep this simple.
      Did you know China is reforesting the desert I can assume following the trends,
      How is that possible?
      Workers committed to improving there surroundings for future generations.
      You have the money.
      Your choice is employ one person who's the most capable.
      1/ I'm qualified in fields of your interest and did my thesis major on the very subject you wanted.
      2/ Another worker and qualifed but unlike me qualified and majored in another field.
      Whom do you chose? your money your choice.
      You speak of a foundation of sand yet if forget you can add substances making cement and yes know what you mean, by its self its does nothing but adding material in right proportions can built countries so sand is a bad choice in my opinion
      Any material can be used to create a foundation if the specialist knows the correct ratios, the same person that did a thesis and majored on the subject.
      My point was someday maybe, but we don't know the day.
      We can't see future events when some believe they can, or the next greatest discovery but were apart of somebodies dreams giving what we already have.
      What's next that can happen?
      Giving a opinion a single opinion, where if more then one person is thinking on the same subject as we are now giving our own opinions, then a thousand opinions opens a thousand possibilities and one of them may hold one part of a simple equation then another and another until a complete picture is formed.
      That's science at it's best. No one person has the solution but everyone formed a opinion and if everyone can work together, the workload is shared across all walks of life.
      From the sweeper to the rocket scientist.
      I do agree with you that limitations are to be broken but money has to come from somewhere and as long as it's not from your pocket. don't worry be happy.
      MLK once said "I have a dream" and I saw this as it wasn't only to bring all people together but all walks of life walking together with heads held high towards a future to be discovered.
      Andreas S. don't be so negative and turn that frown upside down.

    • Sakai A
      Sakai A 6 months ago

      Ok let's keep it simple
      U keep saying the hyperloop is not a wast off money
      Fine to me..
      *That logic means if i were ro give u money that u are able to build a working X-wing for me*
      *Cause this is how life works u know*
      I love to dream but that ain't happen any time soon
      *It's good to have your head in the clouds, as u keep your feets on the ground*
      Or in other words
      Sciance is no wizzard-jizz that magicaly makes stuff possible as long as we beleve in it.
      Somday, yes maby.
      But if there is almost no foundation on how it should work it is like building a tower with dry sand
      *It will colapse in itselfe and leave u with a pile off dirt*
      *Real live is not a faritale*
      And yes, limits are ment to be broken
      But not like that
      That is just an innefficiant waste of money and time.

    • huntlywestside
      huntlywestside 6 months ago

      Andreas S.: Science created everything you see today.
      Someone somewhere came up with a idea and created it.
      Plastics, Steel, Copper Lead Tin the table of science was created by science.
      If wondering why I put in metals, it's because steel is a alloy, They all are based on content and percentage of material used.
      The car, train, computer, phone, TV and the list continues.
      If concerned about science become to much. become a Quaker, they believe in god and every job must be done by hand.
      You then can say I no longer need science but the humble horse drawn carriage Quakers use was invented, by not a scientist but a person wanting something better then walking and carry the load.
      Is a scientist a inventor or a inventor a scientist? a person has a idea, puts it into practice can be both.

  • Faceofthesun
    Faceofthesun 11 days ago

    For a hyperloop tunnel, you could build a massive aluminum extrusion machine that would extrude sections of the tunnel in possibly one hundred meter lengths or more. Mabe the public would donate their empty soda cans towards the project.

  • Faceofthesun
    Faceofthesun 11 days ago

    For a hyperloop, all you would need to do is get Japanese bullet trains and have them specially built with maglev equipment to replace the current undercarriage wheels that they have.

  • Finsky Donovan
    Finsky Donovan 26 days ago

    Thumbs up!

  • Mr. Gandalf
    Mr. Gandalf Month ago

    They will never overcome the noise problem!

  • ZdrytchX -{Reference

    The test doesn't really mean that much, there's only so much acceleration you can put on civilians before it becomes a major health hazard and lawsuits will happen. The concept of hyperloop is fine for travel in places like australia going between cities but the longer you make the track the higher chance of the tunnel collapsing on itself at a random weak point with the vacuum. The project won't be financially sustainable imo.

  • The MN railfan 1003

    Don’t support this, it is going to be much too expensive and not as nice as you seem it will be

  • Dashanti Scavella
    Dashanti Scavella Month ago

    I subed

  • Michael Awonusi
    Michael Awonusi Month ago

    Every time we had something travelling as fast as 700mph commercially someone gets hurt. I hope this one will have a happy-ever-after.

  • Sergejs Mahrpvskis
    Sergejs Mahrpvskis Month ago

    Innotrans 2018 Skyway Berlin. 500 км.час.

  • ihate nicknames
    ihate nicknames 2 months ago

    you just have to make the tube "suck" the hyperloop bullet.
    like a slipstream on the autobahn. a big FAT ventilator at the end of the track

  • Sath Pichvorak
    Sath Pichvorak 2 months ago

    China invests on barbarian road and belt initiative infrastructure project for today while America invests on new technological infrastructure for the future

  • raiden z
    raiden z 2 months ago

    A hyper fail

  • planet ht
    planet ht 2 months ago

    hyperloop is good but it has big disadvantage on implementing the project , might tear in the loop section can cause the brust and pressure filled up all people inside become sauce in just a second

  • Henrique
    Henrique 2 months ago

    use metric

  • Klara Kathleen
    Klara Kathleen 2 months ago

    love hyperloops ;)

  • Dipesh Bhandari
    Dipesh Bhandari 2 months ago

    I always have to google to change miles in kilometre 🙄

  • XXxlightmarex
    XXxlightmarex 3 months ago

    The technical challenge of building a "hyperloop" isn't the actual pod, that part is easy.

    The technical challenge comes from building the vacuum tube, that's what they should be focusing on.

  • Fanjin Zeng
    Fanjin Zeng 3 months ago

    284 mph maximum speed isn't anything significant at all for prototypes w/o passengers capacity runs only in a vacuum mile-long track. Chinese high speed trains have ran 217 mph in 14,000 miles high way networks for years. Have to admit, Mr. Musk is a great PR man, but not so much as an engineer.

  • Dark-EyedTraveler
    Dark-EyedTraveler 3 months ago

    What a nice con-job, Musk is a genius at this.

  • Lyn Hoffmann
    Lyn Hoffmann 3 months ago

    No thanks, this will be a disaster....waiting to happen.
    There is a MUCH better, cheaper and safer environmentally friendly option coming... how do I know. Oh...because I do! :)

  • Grailer Grailer
    Grailer Grailer 3 months ago

    This is impossible. The expansion joints needed would make it dangerous alone

  • Grailer Grailer
    Grailer Grailer 3 months ago

    Just build an underground vacuum tunnel. Use flexible plastic or rubber hose . People travelling will lie down in the tube.
    Put them in an accelerator loop before firing them like a bullet down the tube at 1200mps

  • Grailer Grailer
    Grailer Grailer 3 months ago

    Wormholes are the next step in transportation not this bullshit

  • Thunder Pie
    Thunder Pie 4 months ago

    Hyperloop is bullshit. It will never work or be build

  • [̲̅K̲̅]
    [̲̅K̲̅] 4 months ago

    The future looks greener with Elon leading the way.

  • ww ww
    ww ww 4 months ago

    I have no idea of nothing but Elon Musk is a really bright guy, why the Simpsons would claim it otherwise?

  • SouthCalifas619
    SouthCalifas619 4 months ago

    Wonder why Elon Musk abandoned this idea and concept

  • ww ww
    ww ww 4 months ago

    not everything works and is successful just because the iPhone was, get over it

  • Zeb Alford
    Zeb Alford 4 months ago

    Put Young Thug in that pipe and let him queef he will reach warp tweeker buck blast speed

  • Boss Okanagan
    Boss Okanagan 5 months ago

    Garbage technology - if you can't see through it, you shouldn't be reporting on it.

  • Igor Komar
    Igor Komar 5 months ago

    just watched video where japanese train moves 500kmh. A train, with passengers, a huge train - 500kmh. But you are happy that hyperloop moves with 470kmh, without passengers, wtf?!

    • Henrique Rothbard
      Henrique Rothbard 4 months ago

      Actually, I think they're trying to get a right pod, and then make it bigger size with higher speed.

  • MishuTaste
    MishuTaste 5 months ago

    Unibrow count: 2

  • Raj Xen
    Raj Xen 5 months ago

    that great

  • steven G
    steven G 5 months ago

    lol what a complete waste of time

    • steven G
      steven G 4 months ago

      there are plenty of competitions for universities !! all of which have genuine motives!! my uni was in multiple electric car ones. there are plenty of private owned companies that worked on monorails too. they all got coned and caught up in hype too or should i say their investors did! which this is all about. Because like you they lack common sense and get caught up in the hype.

    • steven G
      steven G 4 months ago

      lol what complete bollocks. so the reason why concord supersonic flight failed was because the people invovled didnt have the right mindset? you think if people just have the right mindset they can turn lead to gold do you lol. most ideas dont work not becuase of the mindset or lack of will , they fail because are simply not viable!! its simple cost and math. i live right opposite an empty monorail station in sydney which was closed after 20 years and wasted millions of tax dollars because it was not viable! Not even Musk is stupid to waste much of his companies resources on this project, why do you think he letting universitys do the R&D?? All this is for Musk is free publicity for is other projects.

    • steven G
      steven G 4 months ago

      People been talking about this for over 100 years dude. its simply not viable. Just like monorail and concord...

  • gitanjali Karki
    gitanjali Karki 5 months ago

    can nuematic elevators be designed to travel ......horizontally along the ground, over large distances to transport cargo......????

  • UNiCoRn PeGaSuS
    UNiCoRn PeGaSuS 5 months ago

    She says nazi team at 3:57?

    USB PLUG 5 months ago

    Has no one realized Elon is essentially Tony Stark

  • parth bhardwaj
    parth bhardwaj 5 months ago

    Das auto

  • Odin Ponzi
    Odin Ponzi 5 months ago

    Earthwormies gave Elon Must the idea to travel like them.

  • Xados -
    Xados - 5 months ago

    I would certainly not put my money on this thing ever existing in the real world.
    But I would still love for Elon to prove me wrong, I really, really hope he proves us all wrong.

  • Appeli Sauice Stroke
    Appeli Sauice Stroke 5 months ago

    FAKE here. Stupid lies here.

    MUSTAFA KAYIKCI 5 months ago

    Türkiye de böyle bir ortam olmadığı sürece içimizden kimse bi APPLE yada SAMSUNG çıkar diye beklemesin TRİLYON DOLARLIK BI SIRKET IÇIN AR-GE ve en Önemlisi INSANA verilen değerin TÜRKIYE de EN ÜSTTE OLMASI VE GELISIME AÇIK OLMASI LAZIM

  • KznPctrs
    KznPctrs 5 months ago

    Ich bin stolz auf euch jungs :)

  • Carter Johnson
    Carter Johnson 5 months ago

    Vibranium FTW

  • Carter Johnson
    Carter Johnson 5 months ago

    The need Gas in these things..... So much faster

  • Killian King
    Killian King 5 months ago

    Wtf didn't most innovations in almost every field, including transportation, occur in the last 100 years?

  • Steven
    Steven 6 months ago

    And there isn't any single black people.
    Because of low IQ?

  • BrodashMx
    BrodashMx 6 months ago +1

    the only hyperloop transportation thats works is the green one in Mario Bros.

  • Tony Smith
    Tony Smith 6 months ago +1

    No tests at all for the one thing that makes the Hyperloop IMPRACTICAL , the opening and closing of a section and creating another vacuum. And no test at all for a possible FAILURE of the vacuum, which would easily kill people in the tube with the incoming air shock wave ! Why aren't these tested ? But 300MPH TRAINs already exist and work great ! The US can't even make a new train but can't make a much more difficult vacuum tube travel, that is PRONE TO RUST on the INSIDE since they filled it with concrete !
    p.s. A TRAIN or maglev train is a much BETTER and CHEAPER and PRACTICAL IDEA !
    They also fail to mention that NOBODY even finished the short tube distance ! Not even 1 mile let alone the thousand to millions of miles that trains and maglev trains have done at 300MPH !

  • Michael Sargent
    Michael Sargent 6 months ago

    "pure joy"

  • syarizan sulaiman
    syarizan sulaiman 6 months ago

    To Elon Musk can you made Ironman suit and sell it

  • Tyler Jourdan
    Tyler Jourdan 6 months ago

    Did they push them by other means of propulsion like last time?

  • Prince Negi
    Prince Negi 6 months ago

    I wish I had completed my college

  • Young Yun
    Young Yun 6 months ago +1

    Elon is a genius!!!

  • 9dcom
    9dcom 6 months ago

    Musk is a lying piece of shit................................

  • Adam Beller
    Adam Beller 6 months ago

    I congratulate the winners of this high school science fair competition, but how is 284 mph an accomplishment for the multi million dollar hyperloop project? We already have working maglev trains that can travel well over 300 mph. These people are excited about a tiny scale model that is not big enough for even one person, much less mass transit, and it goes nowhere near the speed of existing transportation systems. To top it off, it is the tube of the hyperloop that presents the greatest engineering challenges, not that train. I think it would be more efficient to power old steam locomotives with burning cash.

    • cherryq91
      cherryq91 6 months ago +1

      haha. said someone who cant even imagine what work is behind making that "train". High school project? haha you are funny guy.

  • michil75
    michil75 6 months ago

    I wonder why the differences in speed are so huge

  • Stanislav Didenko
    Stanislav Didenko 6 months ago

    Only European teams. no surprise

  • Alexander Lovellette
    Alexander Lovellette 6 months ago +1

    Now this is pod racing!

  • Dreadlockyx
    Dreadlockyx 6 months ago

    00:46 #EPFL

  • M G
    M G 6 months ago

    who owns the IP of this? is spaceX just taking it all?

  • Albores Niurulu
    Albores Niurulu 6 months ago

    Dayuum, he seemed quite confident in this video without stuttering. He's such a bada$$😎

  • Date Mike
    Date Mike 6 months ago


  • Random Wrenches
    Random Wrenches 6 months ago +2

    Say what you want about elon musk but the man cares about progress and creation over sheer profit and that is something beyond rare these days. He understands some level of profit is necessary to continue and to have investors on board but often takes from his own fortune to advance projects and tech. Can't help but to admire the man.

  • AngloSaxophone
    AngloSaxophone 6 months ago

    Why do Americans say miles An hour instead of Per hour?

  • Ferriss
    Ferriss 6 months ago

    Melon musk finally learning to speak english xD

  • Munir Amerr
    Munir Amerr 6 months ago

    OMG I love Elon's Musk

  • BIG easy
    BIG easy 6 months ago

    now this is pod racing

  • Jeansen Co
    Jeansen Co 6 months ago

    Elon will make America Great Again if Americans will heed his call.

  • Ian Austin
    Ian Austin 6 months ago +1

    This competition is awesome! Competition seems to always pushes technology forward and at a faster rate. Hopefully these competitions lead to Hyperloop being a real possibility within the next 20 years.
    My biggest fear with Hyperloop though is Earthquakes. What happens to the tube if it shakes apart? What happens to the hyperloop cart thing if the Tube breaks? The people inside? These are questions I know Musk and all the Engineers involved are already looking into, but it is going to be everyone biggest fear when it's opened to the public.

    • Ian Austin
      Ian Austin 3 months ago

      +Lyn Hoffmann what?

    • Lyn Hoffmann
      Lyn Hoffmann 3 months ago

      They would ALL DIE! There is a safer, better, cheaper and more environmentally friendly transport system coming...
      Can go over ALL terrain in any weather AND with enough speed. How do I know this? Cos I do....

  • Ian Austin
    Ian Austin 6 months ago

    "There hasn't been a major innovation in transport in over 100 years." Yes there has. From cars becoming affordable for almost anyone to major, Major air travel improvements. Is she living in a bubble or do these not count as major innovations?

    NONE NOPE 6 months ago

    It just takes on lunatic to ram their car or shoot the tube and it will kill everyone inside and many around it .

  • Aapeli Hakala
    Aapeli Hakala 6 months ago

    What a useless video

  • Flyguy 123
    Flyguy 123 6 months ago

    So if it's going to be a perfect vacuum if its actually made, why make the cart aerodynamic? Isn't there no air resistance in a vacuum so it could be brick shaped, right?

  • golden86
    golden86 6 months ago

    *Monorail! Monorail!! MONORAIL!!!*

  • golden86
    golden86 6 months ago


  • DapperDan
    DapperDan 6 months ago

    Why does the pod leave trail of smoke/dust or whatever? It seems clean in there...

  • J Biafra
    J Biafra 6 months ago

    I dont get it, where do you put the coal in ?

  • Cynic
    Cynic 6 months ago +1

    Suck on that Thunderf00t.

  • James Love
    James Love 6 months ago

    "there hasn't been any major innovation in the transportation industry in over 100 years", that is just a complete lie. Which is probably why she said "major", so she can define what exactly "major" means by her own opinions. The transportation industry has drastically changed, to say otherwise is just stupid.

  • alexblue1989
    alexblue1989 6 months ago

    My only question may be an ignorant question; how do we get oxygen in the hyper loop?

  • Dean Duffy
    Dean Duffy 6 months ago

    Now this is pod racing

  • Owen Jenkins
    Owen Jenkins 6 months ago

    This project has been proven by many scientist to fail, not only will it endanger human life, cost wise it is not practical, but as a science project on who can make the fastest is a cool way to use the hyperloop.

  • CHomab Cjabeb
    CHomab Cjabeb 6 months ago

    An intercity hyperloop track will sadly not be ready for a while, but I bet it is within my lifetime at least

  • Gray
    Gray 6 months ago

    Finally non propaganda and just a cool video

  • Muted
    Muted 6 months ago

    Hyper loop is the new wunderwaffe

  • TheFatLazyasscat
    TheFatLazyasscat 6 months ago

    They're so happy they made an 80 mph train and think they're the first inventors

  • Andy
    Andy 6 months ago

    It wasn't the Elon Musks ideea. The ideea of "hyperloop" is very old.

  • _LJ
    _LJ 6 months ago

    a better picture of the pods would have been helpful. Like, are they on wheels or a track or what?

  • Colt Hawkins
    Colt Hawkins 6 months ago

    for ones wondering what 284mph is equivalent to in kph , its nearly 455kph. so if put into a reality, us humans would be traveling 455,000 meters in a mere hour. look at the ground and imagine a meter , now think about jumping half a million of those in that time. very fast indeed
    for the brainiacs just remember one mile is equivalent to 1.609 kilometers. a little math never hurt someone non american bahahayayaya

  • connor gibson
    connor gibson 6 months ago

    What was the person saying there has not been any major invention in transportation in over one hundred year. How about the airplay, it was invented in 1903 but the transportation use of it wasn't invented till 1930's

  • MrPerser
    MrPerser 6 months ago

    omg the best Team is from my City!! proud of them

  • Chris Hudson
    Chris Hudson 6 months ago

    Now just imagine a tube a thousand miles long or more, with all of the air vacuumed out, and then consider what a natural disaster or terrorism, or general mechanical failure might look like when all of that air rushes back into that tube. This Hyperloop idea is insane.

  • kurčina
    kurčina 6 months ago

    supersonic or riot!

  • Pelvis Thruster
    Pelvis Thruster 6 months ago

    Just use powered rails and minecarts smh

  • Dr Downtime
    Dr Downtime 6 months ago +1

    Hahahah and all his haters said it would never happen. But musk delivers once again.

    • Dr Downtime
      Dr Downtime 6 months ago +1

      golden86 when Elon gets a project to the level in this video. You can be dam sure he’s going all the way. Musk always delivers.

    • golden86
      golden86 6 months ago

      It hasn't happened.

  • Brian Wijeratne
    Brian Wijeratne 6 months ago

    TUM's team clocked in at 457 km/h Geez. Well done

  • normellow
    normellow 6 months ago

    Well they better hurry up because yellow stone is going to erupt.

  • Seth Larcomb
    Seth Larcomb 6 months ago

    Ok but why... you can make the fastest vehicle out of the most expensive parts at that scale... sizing them up would become insanely expensive... :/ Shouldn't you have at the very least a cost scalability component add to the function of the event?