Outside view - in pods. Should be very easy, useful?

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Outside view - in pods. Should be very easy, useful?

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Hi all,

Just to give that feel of a train, would it be useful to connect outside view, cameras fixed on the tube, e.g. one per km, with display screen inside the pods, which can display videos from one or more cameras, around a pod's location?
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Q2021 wrote:
23. Sep 2021, 20:16
Hi all,

Just to give that feel of a train, would it be useful to connect outside view, cameras fixed on the tube, e.g. one per km, with display screen inside the pods, which can display videos from one or more cameras, around a pod's location?
Inside of the vacuum pipeline you see nothing but boredom. And to show the outside invironment in the moving pod: Isn't that like feeling like a prisoner in a cell, hearing the birds chirping outside?
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Nice one, Eurorapid!
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Q2021 wrote:
24. Sep 2021, 16:07
Nice one, Eurorapid!
It's great to see how fascinated young people at universities are by the Hyperloop projects. It's also gratifying that students can learn new technologies at these Hyperloop projects.
However, the questions of meaningfulness and feasibility have to be assessed from a different perspective. And here, there are massive doubts about the Hyperloop. From an operational perspective, they are unsuitable. Expensive in terms of maintenance. Questionable in terms of safety. Very small in terms of transport capacity. Glorified for the aesthetics of the interiors, underestimated for the ugliness of the guideway that cuts up the landscape.
The biggest advantage of Hyperloop, in my view, is that Hyperloop educates the youth on the importance of Maglev technologies. Vacuum pipelines seem unconvincing in surface transportation.
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Hi Eurorapid,

Thanks for sharing your views, and I too understand many of the problems and challenges. So, I do agree with much of what you wrote, but hope you agree that time and again we encounter phases of high uncertainty in scientific pursuits. Besides, so many learned people have committed their time for the development of the idea. Somewhere it might get implemented also in the foreseeable future, but may not grow in line with the kind of expectations created today. But so are the many of the pursuits of humanity. We keep fighting for the best we can imagine.

Fundamentally, travelling in space(vaccum), and vaccum in a tube seem completely different because of the high risk posed to humans at that speed. But there might be options to handle that risk, to reduce the chances. Trains, planes, ships, cars all pose similar risks. But, we still use them.

Everything may have its own market, and utility for somebody. If there are no buyers at the right price, it will anyway fail even after crossing all technical hurdles.

Let's hope we get something positive out of the collective effort. Maybe it can work for relatively short distance transport for goods on high volume routes.
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