ET3 Global Alliance
|Headquarters||Longmont, Colorado, United States|
|Products||Evacuated Tube Transport (ETT)|
ET3 Global Alliance is an American 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 claims 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. ET3 claims that initial systems would travel at the speed of 600 km/h (370 mph) for in state trips, and later will be developed to 6,500 km/h (4,000 mph, hypersonic speed) 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.
The first patent issued in the field of evacuated tube transport was credited to Daryl Oster for inventor while the original assigner was issued to Et3.com Inc on Sept 14, 1999. ET3 has been active since 1999. But it was 2 years prior, on Oct 10 1997 when Daryl Oster filed the '99 patent relating to evacuated tube transport. In 2001, Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) invited Daryl to China to advance the field of Evacuated Tube Transport (ETT) and to discuss adopting High Temperature Superconducting Maglev (HTSM) as the propulsion system for ETT.
In 2004, Daryl Oster had published "A New Industrial Era Coming Initial Dialogue on Evacuated Tube Transport".
Dr. Zhang Yaoping of SWJTU and Daryl Oster shared year long communications during the early 2000s via email which can be read in his 2004 published book. SWJTU became the first university institution to become licensees of the ET3 GA consortium. SWJTU's superconductivity department was the first to develop yttrium barium copper oxide, an early HTS (High Temperature Superconducting) material adoptable for ETT. The most ET3 licensees held outside of the USA are held in China. SWJTU and individuals from China have contributed significant IP to the ET3 consortia. By 2007, Dr. Yaoping Zhang, a former professor of SWJTU, began promoting ETT as "evolutionary transportation". Dr. Yaoping Zhang currently operates ET3 GA's subsidiary ET3 China Inc.
The first peer reviewed paper, published by the Journal Of Modern Transportation (JMT), to bring ETT to the limelight was entitled "Evacuated Tube Transport Technologies (ET3)tm: a maximum value global transportation network for passengers and cargo¨ and authored by ET3 Global Alliance licensees: Daryl OSTER, Masayuki KUMADA, Yaoping ZHANG in 2011. Quickly after the JMT publication, Next Big Future was the 1st media outlet to disclose the JMT paper to the public. On March 22, 2012, Gizmag published "New York to Beijing in Two Hours without Leaving the Ground?". The Gizmag article brought more attention to ET3, also known as Space Travel On Earth, that the ABC program "This Could Be Big" program interviewed individuals at Grand Central Terminal about Evacuated Tube Transport. Numerous ET3 licensees were trying to make contact with Elon Musk looking for his support in 2012 and sent him a plethora of information relating to ET3. Two weeks prior before Elon Musk made his August 13, 2013 Hyperloop announcement he met with Daryl Oster and a few other licensees under closed doors. When SpaceX published the Hyperloop whitepaper (a 57 pg document), it never mentions any form of Maglev propulsion whatsoever.
Despite the Hyperloop white paper never mentioning maglev being used for Hyperloop's propulsion system, the mainstream media continued to associate "hyper-looping" with ET3 and associated Hyperloop with maglev as seen on CBS. As the media continued to bring "Hype" to the Hyperloop, the former COO of ET3 GA, Nick Garzilli, was interviewed by the BBC announcing "The technology is mature and we are shovel ready at 400 mph". During the summer of 2014, Daryl Oster was invited to speak at CA Technologies in Las Vegas; Daryl was interviewed by Wired entitled 'Invent Tomorrow: Transportation". ET3 has filed a series of new patents in 2014 relating to the field of High Temperature Superconductivity (HTS). As of 2016, more than 380 licenses have been sold in 22 different countries, including China, where ET3 claims that more than a dozen licenses have been sold. When Daryl Oster and his team met with Tesla Motors/SpaceX CEO Elon Musk in late July, 2013, to discuss the technology, resulting in Musk promising an investment in a 3 mi (4.8 km) prototype of ET3's design. In 2016, unbeknownst to most individuals, one 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. Currently, there are Online Education ET3 courses held at ET3 EU. ET3 Online Education courses are lectured by Daryl Oster and Dr. O. Chevtchenko. A one time payment to ET3 Online Education via Bitcoin allows one access to all current and future online ET3 classes and courses.
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- China Working towards 600 Mph Maglev Trains Through Very Low Pressure Underground Tubes for 2020 to 2030
- "New York to Beijing in two hours without leaving the ground?". http://www.gizmag.com/. 22 March 2012. External link in
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