Hyperloop One completes full-scale test run
Hyperloop a little closer to completing its transition from concept to reality after a successful, albeit limited, large-scale trial launched by Hyperloop Uno.
The start of Transport said that it had completed the first Hyperloop test of the complete system in a vacuum environment in mid-May in the Loop Test Development Company, north of Las Vegas.
“For the first time in over 100 years, a new mode of transportation has been introduced,” said Shervin Pishevar, founder and CEO of Hyperloop Uno. “Hyperloop is real, and it’s here now.”
The company had headed this spring for what it called “a moment of Kitty Hawk,” where it would prove that the ultra-fast transport system can operate on a large scale.
As current Wright Kitty Hawk brothers when they flew a plane for the first time in just over 10 seconds, the Hyperloop test was also very brief.
Using magnetic levitation and powered by electric charges, the test sled has been transformed through the Hyperloop tube for 5.3 seconds. The company said that there was about 2G acceleration and a speed of 70mph during the test.
Hyperloop Uno said the next phase of testing would be to reach speeds of up to 250 km / h, and included the company’s first passenger sliding through the Hyperloop over a longer distance.
“One Hyperloop will move people and things faster than any other time in the world,” said Pishevar.
While Hyperloop Uno has announced several potential routes around the world and many governments have expressed interest in the new means of transportation, the company has not yet officially opened on the first Hyperloop road.
The Hyperloop a little closer to completing its transition from concept to reality after a successful, though limited-scale, trial initiated by Hyperloop Uno.
The first Hyperloop test to complete system in a vacuum environment was completed in mid-May in its development test loop.