The company bringing the Hyperloop to the UAE has made another giant leap forward, achieving record speeds during the first test run of its passenger pod. In the latest test, the team has sent a passenger pod through the 500-metre tube for the first time. The shuttle reached a top speed of 310 kilometers an hour – the fastest trial yet.
“This is the beginning, and the dawn of a new era of transportation,” said Hyperloop One co-founder Shervin Pishevar. “We’re excited about the prospects and the reception we’ve received from governments around the world to help solve their mass transportation and infrastructure challenges,” said CEO Rob Lloyd.
Earlier this year, Lloyd praised the UAE for its “visionary leadership” in making the groundbreaking transport system a reality. While an official launch date has not been set, Hyperloop One has previously said they could have an operational system built in the UAE by Expo 2020.