BIG + hyperloop one to cut journey times between dubai and abu dhabi to 12 minutes
 

BIG + hyperloop one to cut journey times between dubai and abu dhabi to 12 minutes

 

ahead of an official hyperloop unveiling on november 8, 2016, ‘hyperloop one’ has released a promotional video that outlines plans to link dubai and abu dhabi in just 12 minutes. current connections between the two UAE cities range from train travel, which takes over an hour, to a public bus, which takes more than two hours. this particular transportation system is being designed by bjarke ingels group, alongside architecture and engineering firms arup and aecom.

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the autonomous vehicle levitates above the track and glides at faster-than-airline speeds

 

 

hyperloop is a mode of transport designed to rapidly move people or things anywhere in the world. the system uses electric propulsion to accelerate a passenger or cargo vehicle through a tube in a low pressure environment. the autonomous vehicle levitates above the track and glides at faster-than-airline speeds over long distances. after coming up with the idea, elon musk open-sourced hyperloop technology, encouraging others — such as hyperloop one — to develop real-world solutions. consequently, several companies have been formed, each seeking to build a functioning system.

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the scheme would connect dubai and abu dhabi in just 12 minutes

 

 

the new video suggests that journey times between dubai and riyadh could be cut to 48 minutes, while a trip from dubai to doha could take just 23 minutes. the imminent announcement proposes that these initial routes could be the start of a much larger network, with a number of countries already expressing an interest in the new mode of transportation.

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  • “Current connections between the two UAE cities [include] train travel, which takes over an hour …” Er no. There are no passenger trains in the UAE, and there aren’t even any frieght lines to Dubai.

    Dennis Jarrett @ magpie
  • Hyperloop under water, across oceans? That would be the day!

    nelsondreyesarchitect

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