Virgin Hyperloop reach new milestone with first human passengers

November 9, 2020

The ultra-fast transportation system can reach up to 1,223 km/h.

Virgin Hyperloop has successfully conducted the first test of its superfast transportation system with human passengers. The test took place in the DevLoop track located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Virgin Hyperloop CTO and co-founder Josh Giegel and head of passenger experience Sara Luchian were the first two passengers.

The two experienced first-hand how fast Hyperloop can travel, reaching up to 160 km/h inside a pod that’s inside a vacuum tube. The test was already done hundreds of times, but this is the first time that humans were inside the passenger pods.

This milestone is another step towards making Virgin Hyperloop an alternative traveling option, with safety as the main priority considering how fast the pods are traveling inside the tube.

READ MORE: A glimpse inside the Virgin Hyperloop One

Here in the UAE, work is already underway for Virgin Hyperloop One, a transport system that will allow you to travel between Dubai and Abu Dhabi in just 12 minutes – when a normal drive between the two emirates takes about an hour depending on the traffic.

It could still take some years before we can actually see the Hyperloop as an alternative choice of transport, but it does give a peek at how the future of transportation will be.

by Victor
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff.