Hyperloop Cargo Network

Spotted by Jana Rudnik

There are many concerns about using hyperloop technology to move people—securing the politically fraught right-of-ways, successfully depressurizing the tubes over long distances, or addressing the fact that passengers moving at 700 mph will likely get sick. However, these concerns evaporate if hyperloop moves cargo. “As hyperloop looks to reinvent urban transport and logistics, the city of the future is closer than we think,” Norman Foster told Dezeen. “It is important we develop an integrated sustainable vision of infrastructure that will enable us to evolve and adapt our existing cities, and design new ones that will be in harmony with nature and our precious planet.” Foster’s concept includes adding new hyperloop infrastructure to every major port, which would replace current trucking and rail connections. The system would be autonomous and completely solar-powered, thanks to panels covering the hyperloop tubes.