Hyperloop One has announced that it has successfully completed its first full system test in a vacuum environment. This was a Phase 1 test of the multi-phase program and was conducted privately at company’s test track, DevLoop, Nevada Desert on May 12, 2017.
Hyperloop One Completes First Set Of Test
The vehicle floated above the first portion of the track for 5.3 seconds using magnetic levitation and reached nearly 2Gs of acceleration for achieving and completing the first phase target speed of 70mph. The next phase’s target speed is 250mph.
The company has also unveiled the prototype of its Pod that will work within the system. Hyperloop One has also tested system components such as highly efficient motor, vehicle suspension, magnetic levitation, electromagnetic braking, vacuum pumping system and more to prove that the system components operate successfully and integrates as a unit in the vacuum.
Hyperloop said it can travel from Pune to Mumbai in 20 minutes and between Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) cities under 1 hour at 1080 km/h and could replace all air freight.
Shervin Pishevar, Co-founder And Executive Chairman Of Hyperloop One, said:
Hyperloop One has accomplished what no one has done before by successfully testing the first full scale Hyperloop system. By achieving full vacuum, we essentially invented our own sky in a tube, as if you’re flying at 200,000 feet in the air.For the first time in over 100 years, a new mode of transportation has been introduced. Hyperloop is real, and it’s here now.