Thanks to Hyperloop Technology, travelling from Melbourne to Sydney could be hopefully done in under one hour!

But what is Hyperloop?And how is it going to change our travelling lives for the better?

The Hyperloop is the future of transport. It’s a new way of moving that is faster, cheaper, safer, and more efficient than anything that exists today. Air-tight pods fly through a near-vacuum tube, travelling up to 1000km/h, to get you or your freight to destination in the quickest way possible. The brainchild of visionary Elon Musk – CEO of Tesla Motors, SpaceX, PayPal, Solarcity and OpenAI – Hyperloop is the fifth mode of transport after planes, trains, cars and boats. Hyperloop strives to significantly minimise travel times, reduce carbon footprint and lessen the cost of travel while emerging as the safest mode of transport.

Hyperloop has significant advantages for travelers, the economy, and the environment. Eventually, it will be able to travel far faster than any method of land based transport currently available — with its closest competitor, the bullet train, only capable of speeds of 320 km/h (200 mph). Projections indicate that it will also be cheaper to build than bullet train systems.

VicHyper wants to revolutionise the future of transport in Australia. Their CEO, Zac McLelland who is based at RMIT, said the hyperloop technology which had the potential to leapfrog fast rail and link the cities with ease, existed. It was now just a matter of putting it into practice. “If we really wanted to do it, we could do it now, and be built within three to five years,’’ Mr McLelland said.

Game on!