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Virgin Invests In Hyperloop One, Rebrand It As Virgin Hyperloop One

Richard Branson’s Virgin may have shrunk in the air travel industry, but it has never stop looking to new ways of moving people. While busy preparing to take folks to space (among the many other things), Virgin Group has found time to check out the what-could-be the next generation of mass transportation system: Hyperloop. On the October 12, the CEO himself has taken to Virgin Blog and announced the group’s investment in Hyperloop One. Continue reading Virgin Invests In Hyperloop One, Rebrand It As Virgin Hyperloop One

Hyperloop One Vehicle Levitates In Full-scale Test, Made Major Milestone

Hyperloop One has made another major milestone since the first propulsion open-air test. The Hyperloop One test vehicle, or more correctly, a sled, hurled down the near-vacuum test track and levitated by the virtue of magnetic levitation for a good 3 seconds before coming to a halt on its own. The first full scale system test was conducted in private, witnessed by 200 hundred engineers and staff on May 12, 2017. During the test, the team tested the entire system ranging from the motor to the levitation technology to the vacuum pumping system, for the very first time. Continue reading Hyperloop One Vehicle Levitates In Full-scale Test, Made Major Milestone

Hyperloop One Zips From 0-110 mph in 1.1 Seconds In Its First Open-air Test

Today’s biggest newest of May 11 was probably the Hyperloop One first Propulsion Open-air Test (or POAT). The test, as the name suggests, is to reaffirm the company’s custom high-tech propulsion of the future tubed transportation system. The event was held in the desert, some 35 miles north of Las Vegas in Nevada and it ended as quickly as it had started, and to the huge applause of the invited guests. The ‘train’, nicknamed ‘sled’, rockets from standstill to 116 miles an hour in a scant 1.1 seconds, pulling 2.4 Gs. It travelled a short 100 meters (328 feet) before being haul to a stop by a sand bank at the end of the track. As it turns out, brakes weren’t in place and hence, sand was used to slow the sled down and pulling it to a rest. Continue reading Hyperloop One Zips From 0-110 mph in 1.1 Seconds In Its First Open-air Test