Hyperloop One conduct public test of new propulsion technology

Hyperloop One conduct public test of new propulsion technology

Hyperloop One have made an important step in developing technology for their futuristic transit system ‘Hyperloop’. In a widely publicised display in the Nevada desert, the company sent a car-sized sled, powered by electromagnets, at speeds over 100 mph (160 kph) in a test that lasted less than five seconds. This was a major demonstration of the technology that could eventually lead to the construction of a system that will send passenger-filled pods rocketing through tubes at speeds of over 700 mph.

Hyperloop works by propelling frictionless, magnetically-levitated vehicles through near-vacuum tunnels, and is intended to be solar-powered. The brainchild of Elon Musk, many companies and universities have been scrambling to make Hyperloop a reality. Officials at Hyperloop One are now claiming that Hyperloop may be transporting cargo by 2019, and passengers by 2021.

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