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Hyperloop One Is Proud to Announce Its Virginity

Hyperloop One Is Proud to Announce Its Virginityā€¯

Hyperloop One is developing a system theorized by entrepreneur Elon Musk for rail transport at near-supersonic speeds, and in August announced that a test of full hyperloop system at its private facility in the desert near Las Vegas was a success, hitting record speeds.

Well you'll soon be able to as Virgin Group have announced they're investing a lot of money into Hyperloop One - the world's most revolutionary train service.

"We're incredibly excited about the technology behind Virgin Hyperloop One and the way it could transform passengers' lives", said Virgin's Richard Branson.

"Virgin Hyperloop One are leading the way in these efforts", he continued, noting that the company is "working on exciting projects in the Middle East, Europe, India, Canada, and the U.S.".

Resembling a latter-day Johann Sebastian Bach lost in Margaritaville, Branson has made a decision to add high-speed tubes to his portfolio of transit companies already in the Virgin Group, which includes two regular-speed train divisions, Virgin Atlantic (planes), and Virgin Galactic (commercial space flight, eventually).

Its tracks use magnetic levitation and the pod glides at airline speeds for long distances.

'From our airlines to our trains to our spaceline, we have always been passionate about innovation in transport too, especially the development of technology that could transform people's lives. "This is just the latest example", Branson said in a statement.

Projected journey times in the final system are expected to include Edinburgh to London in 50 minutes, and LA to San Francisco in 30 minutes.

The company has conducted two successful tests of its Hyperloop system on its 500-meter development track in Nevada.

If the company completes this DevLoop, it will be the first full-scale Hyperloop system and the world will see a whole new mode of transportation.



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