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Hyperloop One tests futuristic transportation technology

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 01:10

A sled on wheels levitated above a set of tracks in a vacuum-sealed tube at 70 miles per hour is tested in the Nevada desert, heralding a first for Hyperloop One's futuristic transportation technology. Samantha Vadas reports.

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It's been touted 'transportation of the future' A sled on wheels hurtling above a track in a vacuum sealed tube traveling at 70 miles per hour. It's the work of Hyperloop One. The company now working to grow an idea by billionaire Elon Musk, who thought of shuttling pods of passengers and cargo through something just like this. "We have made history. This will be able to move people and cargo faster than any other time in history. And it it going to fundamentally change the way the world works. Safer, faster, cleaner transportation. It's going to make the world a village again," said Shervin Pishevar, co-founder of Hyperloop One. But skeptics don't necessarily agree, saying the project faces challenges, like obtaining construction permits and making turns at jet speed. Hyperloop is determined though, already raising 160 million dollars in funding. It now plans to do another test in the Nevada desert in the coming weeks, when it hopes to reach speeds of 250 miles per hour.

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Hyperloop One tests futuristic transportation technology

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 01:10