The team behind the Hyperloop One project, which will enable travel from Dubai and Abu Dhabi in 12 minutes, has teased that a major announcement will be made on Tuesday, November 8.
Hyperloop One shared a glimpse in a teaser video on Sunday, and it sure looks like the world is going to be a much smaller place once such modes of transport become norm.
“Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 12 minutes, Dubai to Riyadh in 48 minutes, Dubai to Doha in 23 minutes, Dubai to Muscat in 27 minutes,” the teaser screams.
The Hyperloop website claims that it is a new way to move people or things anywhere in the world quickly, safely, efficiently, on-demand and with minimal impact to the environment.
The system uses electric propulsion to accelerate a passenger or cargo vehicle through a tube in a low pressure environment. The autonomous vehicle levitates slightly above the track and glides at faster-than-airline speeds over long distances.
Earlier this year, Hyperloop One carried out a successful test of its propulsion technology for Hyperloop in a desert outside Las Vegas, where it achieved speeds of 187 km/h in 1.1 seconds.
Come November 8, we are all going to get a glimpse of how the Hyperloop is going to revolutionise transportation for ever.
- Published on 6 November 2016