Want to Travel at 600 mph in a Tube? Hyperloop System Coming Soon

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Want to Travel at 600 mph in a Tube? Hyperloop System Coming Soon
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Are you looking for new ways to travel faster to your destination other than by car or flight?

In the coming years, there is going to be a new way to reach your destination quicker via a high-speed pod that runs through a metal tube in a vacuum. 

On Sunday, Virgin Hyperloop got a step closer to obtaining its high-speed transportation technology with the initial official test of the system with individuals inside the pod.

Richard Branson, a billionaire behind Virgin Group, said that the experiment took place on its 500-meter route outside of Las Vegas. Sara Luchian and Josh Giegel, chief technology officer and co-founder, who are the directors of the passenger experience, performed in a two-person hyperloop pod for approximately 15 seconds, attaining a top speed of 107 miles per hour.

The ultimate purpose is to relinquish speeds of approximately 1,000 kilometres per hour or about 621 mph, and it is yet to be designed for 28-person pods. At those speeds, it would be progressing at roughly the same rate as a business jet but with none greenhouse gas emissions, which will create climate change.

Richard Branson’s company had beforehand run 400 voided tests of a system that first created buzzing meanwhile Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla proposed it as a resolution for long-distance travel, high-speed, numerous years ago.

Luchian stated that it is a thrill and also a refreshing feeling. Also added a physical perspective which makes it a lot smoother than expected.

Giegel explained the whole experience as surreal, even before it started moving.

While Musk’s initial idea requested for hyperloop tracks joining cities over long distances, Virgin Hyperloop intends to start with fewer routes and ultimately grow to remote reaches. Giegel declared it would be feasible, to begin with, routes of 10 to 20 miles and that it could move underground as well as above ground.