Elon Musk’s craziest brainchild (yet), the Hyperloop capsule, is one step closer to becoming a reality! Hyperloop One, the global leaders in creating the world’s first commercial Hyperloop, have just released first images of their futuristic test track for the supersonic pod system which is currently under construction in the Nevada desert.
Hyperloop system was first proposed by Elon Musk, which in its optimal form, would be a pod-like vehicle zooming through a vacuum tunnel at speeds greater than that of an airplane. The system has caught the attention of students and investors all around the world, with the United Arab Emirates looking to install the system to create a 30-minute Hyperloop journey between Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain and even Indian Government being in negotiations with the companies dealing with the technology.
The test site is known as ‘DevLoop,’ and consists of a 500-meter, full-scale Hyperloop tunnel which takes the credit for being the first attempt at a functional Hyperloop system to be ever built.
Hyperloop One CEO Rob Lloyd revealed the exciting images at the company’s 11th annual conference, which shows the commitment and seriousness on the uphill project of creating the world’s first Hyperloop.
The test track is 3.3 meters wide and is situated at a 30 minutes drive from Las Vegas in the middle of the Nevada Desert.
Osh Giegel, who is the President of engineering and co-founder of Hyperloop One, spoke at the occasion,
‘I am so excited to be able to share images of DevLoop at middle east rail and update the world on our progress. our team of more than 150 engineers, technicians and fabricators have been transforming what was, just over five months ago, a barren stretch of desert, into a hive of activity and now home to the world’s first full-scale hyperloop test site.’
The company says that they hope to perform a public trial in the first half of 2017, and have a massive team of over 240 employees that are ‘working tirelessly’ to make this a reality.
The future is now!