The “Hyperloop” to people in the future travel with more than 1000 miles an hour through a Tunnel. Now the transport system of the Virgin has passed-founder and billionaire Richard Branson, the world’s first passenger test drive. This is an important safety test had been completed, it will be possible to revolutionize the Transport of people and goods, the company said.
On Board the Super-high-speed-capsule Technology officer Josh Giegel and Sara Luchian, head of passenger comfort at Virgin Hyperloop achieved, according to the company, a speed of 172 km/h. “I had the pleasure of seeing how history directly in front of my eyes is written,” said Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Virgin Hyperloop, and Chairman of DP World, accompanied the Test.
Ten-kilometre-long test tube in the state of Nevada
The company had previously carried out some 400 unmanned trips in the ten-Kilometer-long test-tube in Las Vegas, Nevada. A vacuum in the tube allows for a magnetically driven transport of the capsule as a result of the elimination of air resistance, very high speeds of 1200 km/h and is virtually noise-free travel. The distance between New York and Washington would take only 30 minutes. That would be twice as fast as a commercial Jet flight and four times faster than a bullet train.
Virgin Hyperloop aims to be a certification by 2025 and a commercial operation by 2030. The 2013 presented the idea of technology comes from Tesla-founder Elon Musk, before Branson was driving the development. By the end of 2019 Virgin had already presented concrete plans for the passenger transport through the tube and a passenger capsule with 19 seats of the “Hyperloop” will be presented. In Hamburg, the port company has planned, the “Hyperloop” for the container transport.