Hyperloop One has continually been making progress to actually realize the concept that was dreamed up by innovator Elon Musk in a three-year-old blog post. The company’s building a high-speed transportation system which would be enabled people to zip through a near vacuum pipe while sitting in pod-like coaches, at speeds way higher than airplanes. With regards to the same, the company has a couple of announcements.
The executives from Hyperloop One recently gathered in Washington D.C to detail its progress and meet with leading policymakers and transportation experts to discuss the prospects of the technology in the United States. Though it has already scored agreements to build its tube tracks in Dubai, the company has revealed eleven proposed routes in the country. Each of these tracks has been designed by an independent team, who’s been selected by the Hyperloop One Global Challenge. These routes link 35 cities and cover more than 2,800 miles in total.
But before going into further details of which routes can hold the most potential in the States, Hyperloop One had another significant development to share with the world. The company excitedly revealed it has completed the installation of its tube-shaped test track in the middle of the Nevada desert, near Las Vegas.
Called DevLoop, this 1,640-foot long full-system track is the world’s first tangible testing track for hyperloop pods. It is now ready to test out the company’s levitation, propulsion, vacuum and control technologies.
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