Lance Baxter Posted 7 months ago The Hyperloop concept could be developed "open source" by the engineering community. That would indeed be grand! If you want to get involved in the design/engineering effort you can come to the Local Motors website and find the Hyperloop project. We are moving towards a design contest for the ticketing/arrival/security/boarding process that will be compatible with a 30 minute travel time. We are also starting planning for design contests for the Capsule and the Stations. Engineering work will follow, with the goal of completing first a feasibility study that verifies the assumptions made in the Alpha proposal, and follows up with higher-fidelity simulations and calculations to drive down the risk going into the prototype engineering phase. We would like to experiment with various contest, microincentive, community-based cooperation and other work schema for the engineering to figure out the most effective eco-system of techniques to drive a self-organized project to completion.