Indonesia could be the latest country to get all aboard with the high-speed, high-tech.
The concept of the Hyperloop, which imagines firing transport capsules through tubes like the floating puck on an air hockey table, was launched into the public consciousness a few years ago by Tesla founder Elon Musk. One of the companies looking to capitalize on the idea is Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, which announced Wednesday it's talking to private investors about a Hyperloop serving the southeast Asian country.
At this stage, HTT is talking about a feasibility study focusing initially on the congested and polluted capital city of Jakarta, and then possibly Java and Sumatra.
Although systems are still being tested, Hyperloops are currently being touted for linking Slovakia with the Czech Republic, andin the United Arab Emirates.