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
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
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.