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Musk says LA Hyperloop tunnel to be unveiled December 10

Musk says LA Hyperloop tunnel to be unveiled December 10Elon Musk’s Hyperloop ultra high-speed transport system will be unveiled in Los Angeles in early December with free test rides to the public, the entrepreneur announced. “The first tunnel is almost done,” Musk said on Twitter late Sunday night. In another tweeted response, Musk said the test tunnel has a top speed of 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers).



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Musk says LA Hyperloop tunnel to be unveiled December 10

Musk says LA Hyperloop tunnel to be unveiled December 10Elon Musk’s Hyperloop ultra high-speed transport system will be unveiled in Los Angeles in early December with free test rides to the public, the entrepreneur announced. “The first tunnel is almost done,” Musk said on Twitter late Sunday night.



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Richard Branson Wants To Build A High-Speed Hyperloop In India

Richard Branson Wants To Build A High-Speed Hyperloop In IndiaBritish billionaire Richard Branson has announced plans to build a high-speed shuttle in India that could potentially revolutionize travel in the country.



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Elon Musk to Start Hyperloop Project in Maryland, Officials Say

Elon Musk to Start Hyperloop Project in Maryland, Officials SayThis is the first step to making the hyperloop a reality.



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Hyperloop pod travels 192mph in maiden journey

Hyperloop pod travels 192mph in maiden journeyThe ultra-fast Hyperloop is one step closer to becoming a reality after its pod travelled 192 miles per hour in its maiden journey.   Hyperloop One said its prototype for the high-speed transport system, which could travel from London to Edinburgh in 50 minutes, reached the speed on a 500-metre-long test track in the Nevada desert.  The test marks the first time Hyperloop One has propelled one of its carriages along the tube, as well as the fastest journey for the technology. Hyperloop test The company completed its first trial in May, which involved a smaller trolley reaching a top speed of 70 miles per hour. It is a significant step in the development of the Hyperloop, a transport system first conceived by Elon Musk in 2015 that involves levitating pods travelling through a vacuum at 750 miles per hour. "This is the beginning, and the dawn of a new era of transportation," said Shervin Pishevar, co-founder of Hyperloop One. "We've reached historic speeds of 192 miles per hour and we're excited to finally show the world the XP-1 going into the Hyperloop One tube."  Prototypes for the futuristic mode of transport are being developed by a host of rival companies and research institutions. Hyperloop One is the first to test a working model of its magnetic levitating pods.  The Hyperloop One prototype pod travelled 192 miles per hour in the test Credit: Hyperloop One  Hyperloop One said the first generation of its levitating pod, which was unveiled last month, accelerated for 300 metres, reaching 192 miles per hour before coming to a halt. The XP-1 pod is 8.7 metres long, 2.4 metres wide and 2.7 metres tall.  Although Hyperloop One more than doubled its previous record with the run, it fell short of the 250 miles per hour target it had set. The trip brings the Hyperloop close to the 200 miles per hour of Japan's bullet train, but is still 50 miles per hour slower than the planned HS2.  FAQ | Hyperloop "We're excited about the prospects and the reception we've received from governments around the world to help solve their mass transportation and infrastructure challenges," said Rob Lloyd, chief executive of Hyperloop One. He added the company plans to discuss the technology with partners, customers and governments following the success of the trial. It is now looking to commercialise the transport system, which is still being developed. Proposed UK routes for the Hyperloop  Credit: Hyperloop One Hyperloop One said earlier this year that it will be some time before it becomes a reality because of the complexity of the technology.  Before it can accelerate to 750 miles per hour it will need to extend the 500 metre test track, built this year, as well as fine-tune the system.  The next phase of tests will focus on solving practical problems such as creating an air lock, rather than increasing speed, it said.  The California-based transport innovation firm has proposed nine Hyperloop routes in Europe, including three in the UK: London to Edinburgh, Cardiff to Glasgow, and Glasgow to Liverpool.  The crazy future of transport – in pictures



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Hyperloop One Has Successful Full-System Test, Show Images Of Its 'Pod'

Hyperloop One Has Successful Full-System Test, Show Images Of Its 'Pod'Hyperloop One announced its first full-system test for its high-speed transportation system, revealed photos of its new 'Pod' that will transport passengers.



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High-speed Hyperloop completes first test run

High-speed Hyperloop completes first test runThe high-speed Hyperloop has completed its first successful test, laying the foundations for a transport system that could cut the 424-mile journey from London to Edinburgh to 50 minutes.  Hyperloop One has revealed it completed a test with its first prototype of the radical system, which could eventually feature pods propelled through a vacuum at speeds of up to 760 miles per hour, back in May. Introducing the world’s only vehicle that achieves autonomous high-speed propulsion and levitation in a vacuum environment: our pod! pic.twitter.com/f65gD1asu5— HyperloopOne (@HyperloopOne) July 12, 2017 Credit: Hyperloop One The first version of the pod reached 70 miles per hour in the 5.3 second test in the Nevada desert. Hyperloop One said it used just 100 feet of the motor and that this will improve as "the longer the motor the faster we can go".  It says it hopes to achieve speeds of 250 miles per hour in the next test.  Alongside news of the trial it shared images of how the first Hyperloop One pods could look. Hyperloop CEO: We Want to Go Public in Third Quarter 03:46 It will be some time before the Hyperloop becomes a reality given the complexity of the new technology, but the test marks an important step, according to the company.  "For the first time in over 100 years, a new mode of transportation has been introduced. Hyperloop is real, and it's here now," said Shervin Pishevar, co-founder and executive chairman of Hyperloop One. "By achieving full vacuum, we essentially invented our own sky in a tube, as if you're flying at 200,000 feet in the air."  The company is one of a number of private firms and research groups developing versions of the system, which is the brainchild of Elon Musk. US billionaire Musk launched a competition for organisations to develop a feasible version of the idea back in 2015.  A proposed route for the Hyperloop Credit: Hyperloop One California-based Hyperloop One is the first team to unveil a working prototype for the mode of transport and to test it. Its pods are designed to travel in a vacuum using magnetic levitation to reach the superfast speeds. It will further test its preliminary technology in the coming months.  The company unveiled its 500m-long test track earlier this year, as well as announcing a number of potential Hyperloop routes in Europe. The nine proposed routes include three in the UK: London to Edinburgh, Cardiff to Glasgow, and Liverpool to Glasgow.  Crazy futuristic transport  



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Hyperloop One Reveals Images Of Progress At Nevada DevLoop Site

Hyperloop One Reveals Images Of Progress At Nevada DevLoop SiteHyperloop One has revealed photos of its nearly completed DevLoop test tube in Nevada.



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