Woah. ‘Hyperloop One’ Was Just Successfully Tested in the Nevada Desert

The future of long distance travel is being developed in the Nevada desert. This week, the company Hyperloop One successfully tested a propulsion system that could one day power passenger pods during trips. Billionaire Elon Musk’s longterm vision is that the pods will be able to levitate inside of a high-tech tube at more than 700 MPH, and the latest test shows that it may be possible. The Hyperloop One team was able to accelerate a sled to 100 MPH in four seconds.

Though there are still a lot more tests that need to be done before any sort of Hyperloop is close to functional for actual passengers, CEO Rob Lloyd remains optimistic. In a statement, he said, “We can assure you that we’re the one company that’s ahead of all the others in executing on this vision.” It’s a vision that could revolutionize the way people travel between major cities.

They hope that in the near future, a trip between Los Angeles and San Francisco would take just 30 minutes. And, it does all of this producing zero carbon emissions. The future is now.

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