What's your vision for the future of transport in Macquarie Park and North Ryde?
Share it in this months competition for a chance to step into a sustainable Evoke Tesla Model S or X with your own chauffeur to the value of $200.
To enter simply write in 25 words or less your transport vision. The winner will be announced in next months edition of CONNECT.
Need some inspiration? Read THE LATEST ON Elon Musk's Hyperloop
This month Elon Musk tweeted an update of his most ambitious transport project to date – the Hyperloop.
If you haven’t heard of it, the Hyperloop is a series of underground tunnels planned in cities like Los Angeles to help transport passengers across cities at lightening speed.
Not satisfied with redefining the electric car and aerospace industry, Musk has turned his attention to the future of public transport and had his light-bulb moment whilst sitting in traffic. He then purchased an excavation company which he cheekily named ‘‘The Boring Company’ and began digging.
This footage is of the fastest test of a proposed Hyperloop pods and is not for the faint-hearted!
So how would Hyperloop work?
According to Musk’s bold vision, cars and passengers would travel by elevator into the tunnel system where they would then be propelled in a pod like an ‘electric skate’ to their desired destination, bypassing traffic above-ground.
An absurd idea or a futuristic public transport solution…….. only time will tell.