How Krunchie's Cab beats Hyperloop

Hyperloop (a joint project between Elon Musk and Virgin) is a version of ET3 (“Evacuated Tube Transport Technology”). This technology will bring you at great speed from one large centre of population to another. The ET3 Global Alliance Inc: issues licences for the development of evacuated tube systems and has issued licences to interested businesses in 26 countries.

From the website of ET3:
“Speed in initial ET3 systems is 600km/h (370 mph) for in state trips, and will be developed to 6,500 km/h (4,000 mph) for international travel that will allow passenger or cargo travel from New York to Beijing in 2 hours.” 


·     ET3 will not pick you up at your doorstep and deliver you to the doorstep of your destination. First you must find a Hub from which to start your journey. Then, your journey ends at a Hub, not your actual destination.
·  ET3 engages complex and expensive technologies. Krunchie's Cab uses simple and easily-implemented technology.
·    Krunchie's Cab can be tried in a pilot scheme on any few miles of disused railway or along an existing road. ET3 requires a large distance and very straight route; San Francisco to New York is an example. This has legal, administrative, engineering and cost implications and takes considerable time to implement. (Correction, 2022: ET3 Global Alliance has now issued multiple licences for development of ET3 systems on 5 mile routes).
·    When high-speed routes and Krunchie's Cab routes are both in operation, Krunchie's Cab can hitch a ride on the ET3 route. There can be symbiosis between both, Krunchie's Cab providing the local door-to-door service and ET3 the super-fast long distance travel.
·       While ET3 has years of a head-start, Krunchie's Cab can still be up and running first.
·    Even without ET3, Krunchie's Cab offers international and trans-continental travel at speeds that are very competitive with existing modes of transport.

Update 2022:

Virgin's Hyperloop has now adopted many features of Krunchie's Cab, with a proposed network of routes, solar power panels attached to tubes, medium sized capsules, and shorter routes. See Https:// 

ET3 now proposes car-sized capsules, and will soon offer 400 mph thrill rides on short (2 mile) stretches of tube.

However, these miss the point that people want transport from their doorstep to their church, school, shopping mall, restaurant, recreation, football. These trips are better provided by Krunchie's Cab. Krunchie's Cab takes up no more space than a footpath, can be laid anywhere and costs very little. 400 mph speed is irrelevant when making short trips. Krunbcie's Cab supplies the missing ingredient in Hyperloop and all ET3.

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