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Virgin Hyperloop propels first human passengers in high-speed test

'It felt not that much different than accelerating in a sports car'

Richard Branson's Virgin Hyperloop has completed the world's first passenger ride on a super high-speed levitating pod system, the company said on Sunday, a key safety test for technology it hopes will transform human and cargo transportation. Virgin Hyperloop executives Josh Giegel, its Chief Technology Officer, and Sara Luchian, Director of Passenger Experience, reached speeds of up to 107 miles per hour (172 km per hour) at the company's DevLoop test site in Las Vegas, Nevada, the company sa

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Virgin Hyperloop to build $500M test track in West Virginia

Virgin Hyperloop has picked the U.S. state of West Virginia to host a $500 million certification center and test track for billionaire Richard Branson's super high-speed travel system, the company told Reuters. Later, Branson announced the decision in a press conference on Thursday, joined virtually by U.S. Transportation Department Secretary Elaine Chao, the state's Republican governor Jim Justice, and U.S. Senators from West Virginia Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican, and Joe Manchin, a Demo

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Virgin Hyperloop One recruits former MTA chief as CEO

The company has changed leadership again

The company has changed leadership again.

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This Hyperloop pod could carry passengers next year

That is, assuming HTT can build its track in time for its self-imposed deadline

That is, assuming HTT can build its track in time for its self-imposed deadline.

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Virgin Hyperloop One to build a research facility in Spain

It’s the company’s first European center.

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SpaceX Hyperloop pod reached almost 300 mph in latest competition

Still far from the 600 mile-per-hour goal

Still far from the 600 mile-per-hour goal.

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Here's what a Virgin Hyperloop One pod interior might look like

The design challenge: The lack of windows

One of the challenges in designing a Hyperloop pod is overcoming the fact that there won't be any windows, unlike in an airplane. That could result in a claustrophobic environment, especially as Hyperloop passengers will have to remain seated for the entire duration of the journey. Designworks, a BMW-owned design consultancy, has created a prototype interior for the Virgin Hyperloop One, unveiled recently in Dubai.

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Elon Musk's Boring Company will prioritize pedestrians over cars

It's a vision of mass transit for the future

Musk said that Boring Company's loop network would have "1000's of small stations the size of a single parking space."

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company gets digging permit in D.C.

Hyperloop competitors are also eyeing Chicago-Cleveland, India routes

Hyperloop competitors are also eyeing Chicago-Cleveland, India routes

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At Davos, U.S. transportation secretary discusses autonomous vehicles, infrastructure

"Safety is not a zero-sum game."

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao says AV competition "should not be a zero-sum game."

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No hyperloop yet, but there's a hyperloop mobile app

Talk about putting the cart before the horse.

Talk about putting the cart before the horse.

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Virgin Hyperloop One clocks speed record in video

$50 million in new funding as Sir Richard Branson takes a chair

Watch the Virgin Hyperloop One XP-1 hit 240 mph.

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Denver will test Hyperloop-inspired transport system

Arrivo will build a car transporter in a tube to shrink the city's long journey times.

Colorado's Department of Transportation has teamed up with Arrivo.

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Musk's 'verbal' approval for hyperloop may have been miscommunication

'As I said to Elon after, I think what you heard was 'verbal government excitement.''

Musk's 'verbal' approval for Hyperloop tunnels appear to have come from White House panel on regulatory reform.

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Richard Branson's investment spawns Virgin Hyperloop One

Virgin Hyperloop One is hoping to move forward at 250 miles per hour.

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Hyperloop One raises $245M, needs 10 times that for Colorado route

360-mile route would connect Denver, Cheyenne, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Vail

It would bring in $2 billion in annual revenue, and do even more to boost the regional economy.

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China scoops Hyperloop with 2,500-mph supersonic ‘flying train’ idea

State-run space agency wants to go four times faster than an airliner

State-run space agency wants to go four times faster than an airliner.

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Two words explain why U.S. rail, bus services struggle: Cheap gas

Nine metro areas over 700,000 now have no Amtrak or over-the-road bus service.

Why take a bus or Amtrak when you can drive? And so, those services have suffered.

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Short Circuit: Green news roundup | Formula E support series, Tesla “tiny house”

Take a quick lap around the web with us for bite-sized briefings on (ahem) current events.

Here's what else is happening in the green car world.

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