Soon we will travel in capsules. It’s a futuristic concept, but a real one. This transportation system has just taken an important step. Successful passenger test carried out. In a few years we will be traveling at 1200 kilometers per hour. The company is based on Elon Musk’s whitepaper first published in 2013. It describes a transit system for vacuum-sealed capsules. It could move passengers and cargo at speeds in excess of 1,126.54 km / h.
The company shared pictures of how passengers will board these capsules, sit down for the trip, and arrive at the final stop. The video is two minutes and 40 seconds long. It opens with an aerial view of a Hyperloop station with a series of octopus-like tubes. These move on both sides.
Each capsule is expected to hold 28 passengers. This construction enables a station to transport many more people at the same time by accommodating multiple gates. During the trip, passengers can engage in various activities. Sit back, see the progress of your trip, wirelessly charge your phone and chat. Josh Giegel is the co-founder and CTO of Virgin Hypeloop. Sara Luchian is the director of Passenger Experience. Both were the first to run a Hyperloop in the XP-2 capsule in November 2020.
The test was conducted on the 500 meter long DevLoop test track in the Nevada desert. It only took about 15 seconds and reached 172 km / h. This is an important milestone in the development of Hyperloop.
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“Developing a new mode of transportation from the ground up is both an opportunity and a responsibility,” said Luchian. His statement accompanied the start of the video.
When Musk first presented the White Paper in 2013, it was criticized several times. A major issue was whether it could match the number of passengers per hour on a bullet train. TRL’s analysis indicated that this was possible but was based on trains departing every 30 minutes. Instead, the Hyperloop capsules pop out every 113 seconds.
The Virgin Hyperloop video shows how the company is looking to solve the problem. The company said in a statement that these fleets will use software artificial intelligence. This moves the capsules one after the other in milliseconds. This would allow “thousands” of passengers per hour. So a future test of the software Your fleet will be crucial. The company is aiming for safety certification by 2025 and operations by 2030. If all goes well, a future like the one shown in the video could be less than a decade away. And we would be traveling at 1200 kilometers per hour. Who doesn’t love a little speed?