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Hyperloop

An ultra-high-speed ground transportation system proposed in 2013 by Elon Musk, cofounder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and founder of space transport company SpaceX.

Pods in a Tube
Hyperloop pods ride in a solar-powered, elevated air tube that for long distances would mostly follow an existing highway. To reduce resistance, a low pressure environment is created within the tube. If ever built, a 350-mile ride from Los Angeles to San Francisco would take approximately 35 minutes, reaching speeds in excess of 700 MPH.

The First Hyperloop
In 2014, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) was formed to create a Hyperloop in Quay Valley, California. Quay Valley is a futuristic, model town with 25,000 homes built from the ground up on 7,500 acres. In 2016, the first test of the Hyperloop One over a short distance was successful. See also hyperlink.
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Virgin Hyperloop One has announced a development partnership with Saudi Arabia's Economic City Authority (ECA) to conduct a study to build the world's longest test and certification hyperloop track.
The project, which would include a 35-km test and certification track, will create opportunities for the development of specific hyperloop technologies and develop local expertise in Saudi Arabia which be commercialised and scaled, said the statement from Virgin Hyperloop One.
Not everyone can come to the Nevada desert, so were bringing our technology to the people the American people who will be riding this new form of transportation within the decade, said Jay Walder, CEO of Virgin Hyperloop.
The XP-1 pod completed the world's first full-system hyperloop test in May 2017 - what Virgin Hyperloop calls its 'Kitty Hawk' moment after the town where the Wright brothers made the first controlled powered airplane flights.
On May 11, 2017, XP-1 completed the world's first full-system hyperloop test -- what VHO calls its "Kitty Hawk" moment.
Dubai-held DP World will invest $500m in private capital for Phase 1 of the Pune-Mumbai route, which Virgin Hyperloop One said would "certify this new technology for passenger operations, establishing India as the epicentre of hyperloop innovation without using public funds".
"Four wins in a row in the Hyperloop Competition underscore the enormous technological expertise of the students," says Hans Adlkofer, Vice President Automotive Systems at Infineon.
"The student hyperloop team stopped by our Los Angeles headquarters to learn more about our progress in India.
The deal was announced during a visit by a senior ECA delegation to Virgin Hyperloop One's Los Angeles headquarters.
The project, which will include a research center and a hyperloop manufacturing facility, will be in partnership with the Kingdom's Economic City Authority (ECA).
A number of private companies are working on the technology - including Richard Branson's Virgin Hyperloop One, which aims to provide a fully operational Hyperloop system by 2021.
The real Hyperloop will be powered by magnets, but so far it has made its way through the world propelled by hot air.