Hyperloop One got a little closer to making its ambitious, high-speed transit system a reality last week.
The startup successfully tested its full-scale Hyperloop system on its DevLoop test track in Nevada on Thursday. The vehicle coasted above the track for 5.3 seconds using magnetic levitation and reached a top speed of 70 mph. Hyperloop One will attempt to reach 250 mph in subsequent testing.
Last year, Hyperloop One mapped out how the transit system could work in Dubai. Scroll down for a closer look:
The start-up announced in early November that it signed an agreement with Dubai Roads and Transport Authority to evaluate using the Hyperloop between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Hyperloop One is conducting the feasibility study with McKinsey & Co. and the Bjarke Ingels Group.
As part of that announcement, Hyperloop One unveiled its concept for the futuristic transport system that it claims could travel at roughly 700 mph and take passengers from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 12 minutes, which is normally a two-hour drive.
Here we begin the breakdown of Hyperloop One’s concept for the system. First, passengers will use an app to see their transportation options that day.
If a Hyperloop is available, the app will list it alongside other transportation options. If a passenger clicks the Hyperloop option…