August 12, 2013 7:33 PM
Imagine strapping into a car-sized capsule and hurtling through a tube at more than 700 mph ? not for the thrill of it, but to get where you need to go. Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled a transportation concept that he said could whisk passengers the nearly 400 miles between Los Angeles and San Francisco in 30 minutes ? half the time it takes an airplane. Serial entrepreneur and electric car magnate Elon Musk said he was willing to build a prototypical version of a ?hyperloop,? the theoretical plan for high-speed transportation up and down the United States? West Coast. Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the details of his superfast transportation system, Hyperloop, that would be a solar-powered system between cities that could take passengers or cars -- much like a ferry system- only much much faster.