Plans to build Elon Musk's futuristic, insanely-fast transportation system are picking up some serious speed.
First revealed by the Tesla CEO in 2013, the seemingly-fantastical Hyperloop train could someday transport people and cargo between cities as fast as 700mph through pressurized tubes -- like freaking high speed hamsters. Now, a company among the several startups that set out to collaborate on the project is gaining ground on making the Hyperloop a reality, according to a report by CNN Money.
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced Thursday that it has brought on over 400 experts and industry professionals as team members, who will work on the project part-time in exchange for stock options, according to the report. Additionally, the company said it has added new partners, such as Oerlikon, AECOM, and Hodgetts & Fung, which will contribute to the project's technology and infrastructure. Already, the Hyperloop collaboration has drawn talent from NASA, Boeing, Tesla, Airbus, and SpaceX, according to HTT. In other words, shit is getting real.