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
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
The company has changed leadership again.
That is, assuming HTT can build its track in time for its self-imposed deadline.
Still far from the 600 mile-per-hour goal.
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.
Musk said that Boring Company's loop network would have "1000's of small stations the size of a single parking space."
Hyperloop competitors are also eyeing Chicago-Cleveland, India routes
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao says AV competition "should not be a zero-sum game."
Talk about putting the cart before the horse.
Colorado's Department of Transportation has teamed up with Arrivo.
Musk's 'verbal' approval for Hyperloop tunnels appear to have come from White House panel on regulatory reform.
Virgin Hyperloop One is hoping to move forward at 250 miles per hour.
It would bring in $2 billion in annual revenue, and do even more to boost the regional economy.
State-run space agency wants to go four times faster than an airliner.