The Hyperloop One System has been shown in action in a new video released by the company.
Different stages of the Hyperloop system were demonstrated, including the passenger pods, boarding process and transport to the destination. The video depicts the technology an advanced stage of development, however, and is set in October 2020.
A travel planning app is shown to display travel times from Abu Dhabi to Dubai, including the times it would take to walk, take the bus, travel by sea or air to the destination. Hyperloop claims a 12 minute journey time, while the next quickest is listed as the plane, which takes four times as long.
The distance between the two – around 77 miles on the Hyperloop route – and the 12 minute journey time equate to an average speed of 385mph for the Hyperloop system, although the official Hyperloop website claims to be able to take people from Melbourne to Sydney in 41 minutes; an average speed of 650mph would be required to achieve this.