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ET3 Global Alliance

ET3 Global Alliance Inc.
Type Consortium
Industry Public transport
Founders Daryl Oster
Headquarters Longmont, Colorado (United States).
Area served Worldwide
Key people
  • Daryl Oster (CEO)
  • Ralph Bakker, MBA
  • Dr. O. Chevtchenko
  • Shyla Liebscher
Products Evacuated Tube Transport (ETT)
Website .comet3

ET3 Global Alliance is an open consortium of licensees dedicated to global implementation of Evacuated Tube Transport (ETT). It was founded by Daryl Oster in 1997 with the goal of establishing a global transportation system utilizing car sized passenger capsules traveling in 1.5m (5') diameter tubes on frictionless maglev.

Oster estimates that the ET3 system will be able to provide 50 times the amount of transportation per kilowatt-hour compared with electric cars and electric trains, costing only 20 cents worth of electrical energy to get up to 350 mph.[1] ET3 claims that initial systems would travel at the speed of 600km/h (370 mph) for in state trips, and later will be developed to 6,500 km/h (4,000 mph) for international travel that will allow passenger or cargo travel from New York to Beijing in 2 hours. The initial proof of concept system could be built in as little 3 years for operational transport.

ET3 can effectively transport cargo (up to three europallets), passengers and utilities. It is suitable for urban, rural and intercontinental applications. Although many would expect a wealthy, western nation to build the first prototype, it is actually developing nations that have the most to gain from implementing ET3 infrastructure.

ET3 is an IP company that filed two new patents in 2014. Individuals can buy a license for a one-time fee of $100 while institutes or companies can buy a license for $500. An individual, billionaire, multinational or a consortium that wants to build ET3 can only do so with a license in good standing. For any trajectory they build, they retain 94 % of the revenues.

By 2007, Dr. Yaoping Zhang from Southwest Jiaotong University began promoting ETT as "evolutionary transportation" according to NextBigFuture.com.[2]

As of 2014, more than 350 licenses have been sold in 22 different countries, including China, where ET3 claims that more than a dozen licenses have been sold.[3] Oster and his team met with Elon Musk on September 18, 2013, to discuss the technology,[4] resulting in Musk promising an investment in a 3 mi (4.8 km) prototype of ET3's design.[5]

See also


References

  1. ^ "Sci-fi Hyperloop-type technology under development at ET3". http://www.cnbc.com/. 12 August 2013. 
  2. ^ China Working towards 600 Mph Maglev Trains Through Very Low Pressure Underground Tubes for 2020 to 2030
  3. ^ "New York to Beijing in two hours without leaving the ground?". http://www.gizmag.com/. 22 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Frey, Thomas (October 30, 2013). "Competing for the World's Largest Infrastructure Project: Over 100 Million Jobs at Stake". Futurist Speaker. 
  5. ^ Svaldi, Aldo (August 9, 2013). "Longmont entrepreneur has tubular vision on future of transportation". The Denver Post. 

External links

  • ET3 Official Website
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