Hi, we’re (mostly) engineers here at Hyperloop One. Ask us anything!
We’re part of the engineering team behind Hyperloop One, the LA startup working to bring Hyperloop – a new high-speed, on-demand, zero-emission transportation system in a tube - from concept to reality.
Here’s Elon Musk’s white paper that defined it three years ago.
If you want more on our company, our work, and our ambitions for this technology, take a stroll over here.
Answering your questions today will be:
Josh Giegel, co-founder & president of engineering
George O'Neal, director of controls
Casey Handmer, levitation engineer
James Dorris, director of electromagnetic systems
TJ Ronacher, director of hyperstructures (aka ‘tubes’)
Jiaqi Liang, director of power electronics
Josh Raycroft, business intelligence manager
Kyle Wall, engineering software manager
Diana Zhou, business analyst
Andrea Vaccaro, director of safety engineering
We are @hyperloopone on the social mediaz
We're stoked to do this AMA because we get so many great (and some really weird) questions on social media and elsewhere that we don't always have time to address. We love talking about tech, we're very excited about the things we've already built, and we can't wait for the world to experience the future of transportation. But two caveats: (1) we're building a thing that's never existed before, so we can't talk too much to the secret sauce and (2) because we're engineers, we happily don't/can't/won't talk about things we don't know about --- investors, legal things, the Kardashians, etc.
EDIT: This has been a blast! Thanks everyone. We've got to get back to inventing the future now... we'll do another one of these again real soon!