first test in nevada of hyperloop one technology culminates in blazing speeds

first test in nevada of hyperloop one technology culminates in blazing speeds


first proposed by maverick investor elon mask in 2013, hyperloop technology is planning to revolutionize public and commercial transportation.
the system uses high energy efficiency couple with electric propulsion to send levitated pods at blazing speeds.


all images and video courtesy of hyperloop one



to showcase the infrastructure a company called hyperloop one has built a 300 meter track in the nevada desert to propel 1,500 pound aluminum centipede sled in a propulsion open-air test. the presentation took only a few seconds, but the trial run was hugely successful – zero to 100 km/h in 1.1 seconds, before stopping into a big plume of sand. 

a sample test track being built



to coincide with the successful result, hyperloop one also announced they’ve received $80 million (USD) in financing, as well as establishing critical relationships with major companies such as architects BIG, arup engineering and design, and construction and tunneling experts amberg group — just to name a few. 


traditionally, the work of an architect is to design buildings for the same known program – a residence or a workplace – and try to squeeze in a marginal improvement here or an elegant design solution there,’ explains architect bjarke ingels. ‘with hyperloop we are not only designing a futuristic station or a very fast train – we are dealing with an entirely novel technology with the potential to completely transform how our existing cities will grow and evolve –  and how new cities will be conceived and constructed.’

the pods would travel through pipping that can be above or under ground



hyperloop one will begin with commercial cargo transportation feasibility studies in an attempt to reduce time and costs for freight companies, with plans to for major high speed intercity and urban travel soon after. check out the concept interior for hyperloop by argo here.

the 1,500 pound aluminum sled





  • This is the next step for long distance land travelling. Airplanes produce way too much pollution – this has no long term future. Trains are way too heavy itself – they need to, but this requires too much energy waste. And they consume a ot of area – including collision danger. Cars suffer from indivual energy consumption which is relatively too high. And they are all too noisy in dense population areas.
    So the logical consequence is the merge of all advantages: high speed, low weight and energy, low ground area, low noise, no collisions.
    But how ware they providing switches?

  • The sooner the world starts to pay more attention to modal fixed path systems , based on electromagnetic levitation systems, faster we will build an efficient intermodal solution.

    Sérgio Werneck de Figueiredo

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