Remember when Elon Musk proposed a Hyperloop that would transfer people from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes. No sooner had he done that than a few Autodesk employees starting using Autodesk Fusion 360 to toss around ideas for what the loop and pods might look like and how they might be built. Well, it gets even better.
Formed on social media site Reddit, rLoop.org is a non-student team has reached the final stage of the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. With their designs approved by SpaceX, the rLoop team has set up an Indiegogo campaign to fund their successful manufacture of their Hyperloop pod to make safe, cost-effective, and efficient high-speed transit a reality.
I signed up for $50 because I believe in this (and I wanted the cool T-shirt). It also doesn't hurt that they use Fusion 360.
Hypertravel is alive in the lab.