ASU students creating hyperloop that would allow travel between Phoenix and Los Angeles

Imagine going from Phoenix to Los Angeles at 700 miles per hour for the cost of a single tank of gas. 

That is the idea behind the Hyperloop, first brought up by Tesla owner Elon Musk in 2012.

It's a greener form of transportation that works by putting people inside a tube on a pod that gets pushed by magnets at sonic speeds. 

While engineers work to build a version in the US, AZ-Loop-- an ASU-led team of students-- is working on its own version that would link Phoenix to Los Angeles. 

The team left Saturday for a competition at Space X headquarters in California. 

Winning the competition could help with funding that would make the AZ-Loop a reality. 

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