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Hyperloop One goes farther and faster achieving new speeds

04 Août 2017

Hyperloop One tests are growing ever more impressive, reaching faster speeds and, in the process, showing us what the technology is really capable of. The shuttle reached a top speed of 310 kilometres an hour - the fastest trial yet.

The startup also said that the pod accelerated using a "highly efficient electric motor", but it's unclear if that was the same kind of linear motor used in the previous test.

About Hyperloop One Hyperloop One is reinventing transportation by developing the world's first Hyperloop, an integrated structure to move passengers and cargo between two points immediately, safely, efficiently and sustainably.

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Another critical milestone has passed by the Hyperloop, the near supersonic rail system on its path to becoming a reality, the U.S. startup Hyperloop One said Wednesday.

Hyperloop One successfully tests full system with passenger pod traveling at 192 miles per hour.

The crewmembers at Hyperloop One were incredibly happy with the results and CEO Shervin Pishevar even said that this marks the start of the transportation technology's transition to commercialization.

Pishevar told AFP he expected the first hyperloop system to be built outside the USA because "the speed at which other governments work" could be an advantage.

A few months after Hyperloop One conducted its first full-scale Hyperloop test, the company made another breakthrough by successfully completing its second test of their Hyperloop technology.

While impressive, the 192mph trip falls short of the 250mph goal the company had set itself.

The XP-1 is the company's passenger pod, measuring 8.7m long, 2.4m wide and 2.7m tall.

As the publication notes, the Hyperloop system was first introduced by entrepreneur Elon Musk in 2012.

The latest test will be seen as "a real milestone" by those on the team, said Philippa Oldham, head of transport at IMechE.

The company is also facing hurdles in the shape of former founder Brogan BamBrogan, who left the company previous year. "But it has become much bigger than that", says Prithvi Sankar, a BITS student and business development lead of Hyperloop India.

This is also in addition to Musk recently announcing he got "verbal govt approval" to make a ny to Washington DC underground Hyperloop.

By reducing air pressure inside the tube to practically nothing and using maglev to reduce friction, the pod was able to hit near 200mph in five seconds.

Hyperloop One goes farther and faster achieving new speeds