Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you've ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you've experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. Autodesk gives you the power to make anything, but some segments of the general public are not yet aware of that.
The Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco celebrates design — the process of taking a great idea and turning it into a reality. With about 60 different exhibits regularly on display that showcase the innovative work of Autodesk customers, the gallery illustrates the role technology plays in great design and engineering. Autodesk Gallery Ambassadors conduct gallery tours as a sideline to their day jobs. The tours provide ambassadors with opportunities to practice public speaking in front of small groups by informing visitors about what our customers imagine, design, and make using our software.
Sometimes exhibits from the gallery go on the road and appear at special events, like pop-up galleries that we have hosted in Paris, London, Tokyo, and Toronto. In contrast, sometimes exhibits are created for special events and then make their way to the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco. For example, for this most recent Autodesk University in Las Vegas, we debuted 16 new exhibits. Some of these may resurface in San Francisco.
The High-velocity innovation in infrastructure exhibit is one such exhibit that was at this past AU:
- Virgin Hyperloop One // more
- Autodesk Civil 3D // more
- Autodesk InfraWorks // more
- Autodesk BIM 360 // more
- Autodesk AutoCAD Map 3D toolset // more
- Autodesk 3ds Max // more
- Autodesk Revit // more
- Autodesk Subassembly Composer // more
- Autodesk Storm & Sanitary Analysis // more
- Autodesk Raster Design // more
- Autodesk Inventor // more
- Autodesk AutoCAD // more
- Autodesk Mechanical // more
- Autodesk Electrical // more
- Autodesk Plant 3D // more
- Autodesk Navisworks // more
- Autodesk Dynamo Studio // more
The vision for Virgin Hyperloop One — and a hyperloop reality is closer than you think.
"As the world's population grows, especially our urban populations, global demands for rapid, seamless travel, and more efficient deliveries will continue to rise. We must meet demand in a way that is efficient, clean, and protects the future of our planet. Hyperloop technology can be that radical solution, setting the bar for the fastest, most energy-efficient, and sustainable form of travel ever created."
—Jay Walder, CEO, Virgin Hyperloop One
Virgin Hyperloop One is the only company in the world that has successfully tested its hyperloop technology at scale, launching the first new mode of mass transportation in over 100 years. Not only that, it is realizing a fundamentally new form of transportation that is faster, safer, cheaper, and more sustainable than existing modes.
By combining an ultra-efficient electric motor, magnetic levitation, and a low-drag environment, the Virgin Hyperloop One system will be 5 to 10 times more energy-efficient than an airplane and faster than high-speed rail using less energy. For example, a 250-mile drive from St. Louis to Kansas City currently takes about 3 hours and 45 minutes. With hyperloop, it would take less than 35 minutes and use the equivalent energy of less than one tank of gas.
Hyperloop will be able to transport people and goods at nearly 700 miles per hour in depressurized environments like the pod that was on display at AU. But speed is about more than just traveling between two points at high velocity. It's about something far more precious, the most valuable and finite resource people have: time. It is holistically designed to alleviate the delays and uncertainty of existing modes. On-demand routing means that passengers travel where they want to go, when they want to go.
Hyperloop development and investment are underway around the world. Currently, Virgin Hyperloop One has projects underway in Missouri, Texas, Colorado, the Midwest, India, and the United Arab Emirates.
Thanks to the Autodesk Gallery team for the descriptive text for this blog post.
I am looking forward to getting from my office in San Francisco, California to my home in Cypress, Texas in 2 hours and 45 minutes instead of 28 hours.
Autodesk has always been an automation company. Today, more than ever, that means helping our customers automate their design and make processes. We help them embrace the future of making, where they can do more (e.g., efficiency, performance, quality), with less (e.g., energy, raw materials, timeframes, waste of human potential), and realize the opportunity for better (e.g., innovation, user experience, return on investment). Faster, more sustainable transportation squarely falls under the category of better.
Will this exhibit one day make its way to San Francisco? The Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco is open to the public on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. There is a guided tour on Wednesdays at 12:30 pm and a self-guided audio tour available anytime. Admission is free. Visit us.
Vehicle velocity is alive in the lab.