Could the HQ of the Apple spacecraft get its own Hyperloop?

The park includes a 100,000-square-foot (9,300-square-meter) research center for staff, secure research and development facilities and more than 9,000 trees.

Workers at the headquarters of Apple's spacecraft in Cupertino could start working in an equally futuristic way.

Officials from the city of Cupertino have met with officials from Hyperloop Transport Technologies, one of several companies that hope to commercialize the radical tube transport technology invented by Elon Musk.

They hope to develop links with nearby areas such as San Jose.

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The park includes a 100,000-square-foot (9,300-square-meter) research center for staff, secure research and development facilities and more than 9,000 trees.

Apple's spacecraft: Officially known as Apple Park, it includes a 100,000-square-foot (9,300-square-meter) research center for staff, secure research and development facilities and more than 9,000 trees.

"We're talking to Hyperloop to have a line," Councilman Barry Chang said during a public meeting on Tuesday.

"If this comes to a conclusion, it would only take five minutes from DeAnza College to downtown San José instead of a couple of hours."

Michael Foulkes, director of state affairs and local government at Apple, spoke at the same meeting on a separate tax issue, but said city officials work with Apple's transportation experts on & # 39; progressive solutions & # 39 ; to do what we do in Cupertino and in Apple, which is really being creative and finding long-term solutions. "

WHAT IS HYPERLOOP?

Hyperloop is a proposed travel method that would transport people to approximately 700 mph between distant locations.

It was presented by Elon Musk in 2013, who at the time said he could take passengers 380 miles (610 km) from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes, half the time a plane takes.

It is essentially a long tube that has been removed from the air to create a vacuum. For safety reasons, Hyperloop tunnels need escape hatches in case of fire.

The pipe is suspended from the ground to protect against weather and earthquakes.

Now there are several companies competing to bring technology to life, including Elon Musk himself, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and Virgin Hyperloop One.

While several companies compete to create the first operational Hyperloop, Elon Musk's vision of a radical transportation system that could transport passengers above land at 760 miles per hour continues to come closer to reality.

While several companies compete to create the first operational Hyperloop, Elon Musk's vision of a radical transportation system that could transport passengers above land at 760 miles per hour continues to come closer to reality.

While several companies compete to create the first operational Hyperloop, Elon Musk's vision of a radical transportation system that could transport passengers above land at 760 miles per hour continues to come closer to reality.

HTT is currently building a test track in France.

The experimental installation will help its US sponsors develop their own version of Elon Musk's high-speed system.

Hyperloop promises to propel passengers through nearby vacuum tubes in small capsules, traveling at speeds of up to 670 mph (1,000kph).

The technology, which uses super-powerful magnets to levitate support modules, could reduce the time it takes to travel between major cities in several hours.

The first European track Hyperloop has begun construction. The first low pressure tubes of the track (in the photo) were received by a research team in a research facility led by the American firm Hyperloop Transportation Technologies in Toulouse, France, last week

The first European track Hyperloop has begun construction. The first low pressure tubes of the track (in the photo) were received by a research team in a research facility led by the American firm Hyperloop Transportation Technologies in Toulouse, France, last week

The first European track Hyperloop has begun construction. The first low pressure tubes of the track (in the photo) were received by a research team in a research facility led by the American firm Hyperloop Transportation Technologies in Toulouse, France, last week

The low pressure tubes were received by the designers, the research team of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies in Toulouse, France, last week.

The firm, based in Culver City, Calif., Will use the parts in the construction of a 1,050-foot (320-meter) closed system, built to test prototype modules and other technology, which will be up and running this year.

WHAT ARE THE KEY FEATURES OF THE NEW APPLE HQ SPACESHIP $ 5BN?

The new $ 5 billion (£ 3.5 billion) campus of Apple in Cupertino, California, appears as a giant glass donut near Highway 280 and will eventually house 12,000 Apple employees.

It has two miles (3.2 km) of jogging and biking trails, with over a thousand bicycles stored on site at all times, which staff can use to get around.

The Spacecraft, officially known as Apple Park, has 360-degree curved glass walls and a central courtyard, as well as an auditorium with a capacity for 1,000 people, a gym and 300,000 square feet of research & # # 39;

The Apple campus will have 360-degree curved glass walls and a central courtyard, as well as an auditorium with a capacity for 1,000 people, a gym and 300,000 square feet of "research" space. In the photo, the most recent image of the site, taken on January 13

The Apple campus will have 360-degree curved glass walls and a central courtyard, as well as an auditorium with a capacity for 1,000 people, a gym and 300,000 square feet of "research" space. In the photo, the most recent image of the site, taken on January 13

The Apple campus has 360-degree curved glass walls and a central courtyard, as well as an auditorium with a capacity for 1,000 people, a gym and 300,000 square feet of "research" space. In the photo, the most recent image of the site, taken on January 13

In addition, Apple Campus 2 has an underground parking hidden from view, which means that 80 percent of the site can be covered by more than 9,000 trees.

The site was previously owned by Hewlett Packard and most of the area is currently covered in asphalt.

In another underground location, the Steve Jobs Theater auditorium on the site will be where Apple CEO Tim Cook presents the key notes of the companies before the products are launched.

This auditorium is covered with a circular glass pavilion that will also be an access point for employees and guests.

The natural gas, mainly, will provide the energy of the building and only access to the local energy network in case of emergency.

The glass structure has also been equipped with solar panels.

The four-story circular building is about a mile in circumference and a third of a mile wide and was recently described by the San Fransisco Weekly as a & # 39; massive glass donut & # 39;.

The building remains respectful to the environment through natural ventilation that works in place of air conditioning for 70 percent of the year, low energy LED lighting where natural light does not reach and recycling on site.

A second full-scale system extending to 0.6 miles (one kilometer) – raised above ground by high-voltage towers – will be completed by 2019, the company said in a written statement.

HTT has signed agreements with officials in Ohio, South Korea and India to build Hyperloop tracks, but has yet to announce plans for a European route.

The concept of Hyperloop was presented in a white paper written by SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk in 2013, although the billionaire is not directly involved in any Hyperloop project.

The test track (artist's impression) will help the US firm Hyperloop Transportation Technologies develop its version of the Hyperloop system, which promises to propel passengers through nearby vacuum tubes into small capsules that travel at speeds of up to 670 mph ( 1,000kph)

The test track (artist's impression) will help the US firm Hyperloop Transportation Technologies develop its version of the Hyperloop system, which promises to propel passengers through nearby vacuum tubes into small capsules that travel at speeds of up to 670 mph ( 1,000kph)

The test track (artist's impression) will help the US firm Hyperloop Transportation Technologies develop its version of the Hyperloop system, which promises to propel passengers through nearby vacuum tubes into small capsules that travel at speeds of up to 670 mph ( 1,000kph)

A second full-scale system extending 0.6 miles (1 km) high above the ground via pylons will be completed by 2019, the company said. In the photo, one of the tube sections of HTT, delivered to the European research and development facilities last week

A second full-scale system extending 0.6 miles (1 km) high above the ground via pylons will be completed by 2019, the company said. In the photo, one of the tube sections of HTT, delivered to the European research and development facilities last week

A second full-scale system extending 0.6 miles (1 km) high above the ground via pylons will be completed by 2019, the company said. In the photo, one of the tube sections of HTT, delivered to the European research and development facilities last week

Several startups are competing to build the world's first Hyperloop based on Musk's initial designs, but HTT based in Los Angeles and competitor Virgin Hyperloop One are the two favorites.

HTT's European test center is located in a small facility at Toulouse Francazal Airport, a former disused military base.

The center now received its first sections of test tubes, which have an internal diameter of 13 feet (four meters), which allows them to house capsules for passengers and shipping containers, the company said.

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