A Step Forward in the Promise of Ultrafast ‘Hyperloops’

SourceThe New York Times
SectorTechnology
CountryMiddle east

Two employees of Virgin Hyperloop traveled on a small system the company has built near Las Vegas, the first such manned test.Josh Giegel and Sara Luchian as their hyperloop pod accelerated on Sunday in the desert north of Las Vegas. They reached 107 m.p.h. in just over 6 seconds.Credit...Bridget Bennett for The New York TimesBy Eric A. TaubMOAPA, Nev.

— Hyperloop technology, which promises to transport people and goods at speeds of up to 600 miles an hour, has long seemed too good to be true. But one company says it has cleared an important step toward commercializing it by moving two of its employees through a test system.Virgin Hyperloop became the first company to conduct a human test of the technology on Sunday at its 500-meter test track in ...read more...