First look inside the Hyperloop
NORTH LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) —
It promises to deliver passengers to far off destinations at speeds of 700 miles per hour, all from the comfort of a luxury cabin. Soon giant tubes full of magnets could line a vast countryside.
It’s called the Hyperloop, an ambitious project from the well-known group called SpaceX. It uses magnets to propel a cylinder full of individual rooms through a tube at high rates of speed.
The project is currently being tested in the desert in North Las Vegas and, parts, are being built in a manufacturing plant in the city.
But now, we are getting a first look inside.
Hyperloop One is outlining plans with Dubai Roads and Transportation Authority to build a 100-mile track from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. That trip would take just twelve minutes.
Part of that pitch is a rendering of how the trip would look.
In a video released from the company a man books his trip through a mobile app, files into a “meeting pod” which consists of six seats and a table, and then casually reads his newspaper while an airplane struggles to keep up.
The date on the video seems to predict that futuristic commute could happen in 2020.