Indonesia eyed for futuristic “hyperloop” transport service

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US-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), a company developing the futuristic hyperoloop transport system which consist of near-vaccum tubes that would transport small pods with people and payload at high speed, announced it is exploring Indonesia as a potential country to put one of its tracks.

The hyperloop system is an idea of entrepreneur billionaire Elon Musk, also known for his ventures Tesla and SpaceX. The system promises to be capable of moving people and things at airline speeds for the price of a bus ticket, on-demand, energy-efficiently and safely and without noise pollution.

HTT said it will undertake a feasibility study in Indonesia worth $2.5 million and will look into whether a hyperloop system would work initially in the capital Jakarta, and then whether it would connect the capital with Java and Sumatra. A joint venture has already been set up with local partners called Hyperloop Transtek Indonesia.

Specifically, the feasibility study will analyse three potential routes, a connection from Jakarta to Soekarno-Hatta airport in Tangerang and to other major airports in Java and major airports in Sumatra.

“Indonesia, and Jakarta in particular, is one of the most densely populated areas in the world,” HTT chairman Bibop Gresta said.

“With traffic and congestion being such a big issue there, a hyperloop would trigger a welcome transformation for the region,” he added, noting that a hyperloop journey from Jakarta to Yogyakarta would take approximately 25 minutes, compared to nearly 10 hours via car.

A hyperloop works by propelling pods through a large tube at speeds of 1,200 km/h using a linear electric motor with the pods gliding above their track using passive magnetic levitation or air bearings. It is seen as a solution to long distance travel, but also for alleviating congestion in large metropolitan areas..

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US-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), a company developing the futuristic hyperoloop transport system which consist of near-vaccum tubes that would transport small pods with people and payload at high speed, announced it is exploring Indonesia as a potential country to put one of its tracks. The hyperloop system is an idea of entrepreneur billionaire Elon Musk, also known for his ventures Tesla and SpaceX. The system promises to be capable of moving people and things at airline speeds for the price of a bus ticket, on-demand, energy-efficiently and safely and without noise pollution. HTT said it will undertake a feasibility...

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US-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), a company developing the futuristic hyperoloop transport system which consist of near-vaccum tubes that would transport small pods with people and payload at high speed, announced it is exploring Indonesia as a potential country to put one of its tracks.

The hyperloop system is an idea of entrepreneur billionaire Elon Musk, also known for his ventures Tesla and SpaceX. The system promises to be capable of moving people and things at airline speeds for the price of a bus ticket, on-demand, energy-efficiently and safely and without noise pollution.

HTT said it will undertake a feasibility study in Indonesia worth $2.5 million and will look into whether a hyperloop system would work initially in the capital Jakarta, and then whether it would connect the capital with Java and Sumatra. A joint venture has already been set up with local partners called Hyperloop Transtek Indonesia.

Specifically, the feasibility study will analyse three potential routes, a connection from Jakarta to Soekarno-Hatta airport in Tangerang and to other major airports in Java and major airports in Sumatra.

“Indonesia, and Jakarta in particular, is one of the most densely populated areas in the world,” HTT chairman Bibop Gresta said.

“With traffic and congestion being such a big issue there, a hyperloop would trigger a welcome transformation for the region,” he added, noting that a hyperloop journey from Jakarta to Yogyakarta would take approximately 25 minutes, compared to nearly 10 hours via car.

A hyperloop works by propelling pods through a large tube at speeds of 1,200 km/h using a linear electric motor with the pods gliding above their track using passive magnetic levitation or air bearings. It is seen as a solution to long distance travel, but also for alleviating congestion in large metropolitan areas..

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