Hyperloop 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.
“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” (from www.et3.com ).
· 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.
· 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, Transport Krunchie's Cab offers international and trans-continental travel at speeds that are very competitive with existing modes of transport.