First look: Prototype for Hyperloop unveiled in Dubai - Update by Josey

Dubai's Road and Transport Authority has offered a glimpse of a first design for the Hyperloop to be unveiled this month. In collaboration with Virgin Hyperloop One - would exhibit the design as part of UAE Innovation Month alongside initiatives such as autonomous pods, high-frequency express buses, and the framework building Urban Mobility Innovation Index (UMii). 

The concept, in which a magnetically levitated pod is propelled through a near-vacuum tube at speeds of up to 1,200 kilometres an hour, was originally proposed in 2013 by Elon Musk, the American engineer and entrepreneur.

The technology has since been adopted by several rival companies and has yet to be fully tested. Many scientists have suggested it faces engineering and financial challenges that may make it impracticable.

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AdeBayo Balogun
11:43:am On March 21 2018

Revolutionary concepts...Nice to see great innovations..

 


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