Elon Musk Wants to Build A Hyperloop Test Track in Texas

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Hyperloop pods float on a cushion of air and move through a low-pressure tube with the help of electric magnets and on-board fans.

Elon Musk is looking to build a test track for the Hyperloop, a futuristic high-speed transportation project that Musk outlined in a white paper 18 months ago.

He’s also trying to get students involved.

The SAE International is a student design competition for Formula 1-style race cars. It also began in Texas.

UCLA grad students have been studying the feasibility of the Hyperloop since last fall. But Musk is not directly involved with that project.