Virgin Hyperloop – First Passenger Test
A full-scale passenger capsule of the Hyperloop vacuum train was presented in Spain, designed for travel at speeds up to 1,000 km / h.
The project is being handled by startup Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, which hopes to launch the transportation network of the future before Elon Musk. The Quintero One capsule is wrapped with a two-layer smart composite material, and its length is 32 m.After the completion of the interior, the capsule will begin to be tested.
The designers claim that in 2019 the project will be fully optimized and prepared for the transport of passengers. They argue that despite the fears of some people, the Hyperloop network will become one of the safest transportation systems. This will be provided by high-tech solutions and a new type of material with a double layer of protection..
At the moment, in addition to Spain, similar projects are being created in China, USA, UAE, France. For the first time, the concept of traveling on magnetic levitation trains in vacuum steel tubes was proposed by business tycoon Elon Musk in 2013..
New methods of travel are being invented not only for earthly, but also for space travel. Dr. Mike McCulloch received $ 1.3 million to create an innovative engine, the principle of which is based on quantum inertia.
text: Sid Nietzsche, photo: CNN, video: CNBC International