We are intrigued to see the approaches to different route designs for the hyperloop. The balance of large radii curves opposed to tight curves located close to points of low speed at stations is an interesting one.
We await to see any speed modelling should any teams wish to look in more detail at how the travel times will be affected by such approaches. Looking over the recently published files we see the variation in routes that each team must be facing and a suggestion of options. While supporting calculations are not required, there should be some consideration of the cost of design against the cost impact of a slower route. Also a factor in this is how the bends will be banked to ensure safe traversing of the route.