Ashlee Vance, writing for Businessweek:
Ansys, the maker of very high-end simulation software used to design planes, trains, automobiles and all manner of other things, has fed the Hyperloop specifications into a computer and come away impressed.
“I don’t immediately see any red flags,” says Sandeep Sovani, the director of land transportation strategy at Ansys. “I think it is quite viable.”
The biggest problems with hyperloop aren’t engineering related, they’re the same thing that trouble other large transit projects—soaring budgets, NIMBYs, and politics. A lot of things are technically possible, just not practical (in the broad sense of the word).