Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Hyperloop One Completes Full System Test
Los Angeles-based Hyperloop One, one of the companies looking to bring Elon Musks's concept of a high-speed transportation system to life, said today that it has completed what it say is its first, full systems Hyperloop test in a vacuum environment. The company said it was able to send its vehicle across a track for 5.3 seconds using magnetic levitation, at nearly 2G of acceleration, and reaching 70 mph, on a test on May 12th. The testing was conducted in Nevada. According to Hyperloop One, it is now moving on to testing the system at speeds of 250 mph. Hyperloop One, led by Shervin Pishevar, also unveiled a "Pod which it says can be used to transport passengers and cargo inside its tube.