After the initial testing of Hyperloop capsules, it is hopeful that we will see the technology become a reality in the coming years. Traveling at 1,220 kilometers per hour, the Hyperloop system will revolutionize inter-city travel and make it possible for us to commute at high speeds and bring cities closer together than ever. But, the idea of sitting in such a high-speed pod might not be welcoming to many people since we already have accidents in conventional trains traveling at normal speeds. In addition to making the technology happen, the Hyperloop companies also have the responsibility to educate the public about it and keep them engaged so that when the technology is ready, it can be integrated very quickly into the public infrastructure and not waste time debating about it.
So, this video shows how it would be like to travel in a Hyperloop capsule. Sure it is a bit dark and claustrophobic for many, but the interactive screens other visual techs make it much more bearable for many.
By using motion capture technology, German company Re’Flekt is working with the Hyperloop Transporation Technologies (HTT) to make interactive augmented-reality screens that adjust the video and the image depending on where you are looking. You will also be able to interact physically with the screen just like a tablet or a smartphone.
“We believe the connection between the rider and the digital environment is a crucial relationship,” according to the Chief Operating Officer of the HTT in a press release. “This competition will help us find that perfect interactive model to keep our riders happy, informed, distracted, and/or relaxed while planning a trip or traveling in one of our capsules. And it will allow businesses to precisely tailor offers, advertising, entertainment, and opportunities to our passengers, creating a truly singular experience.”
The COO of HTT also announced that the capsules will be made from Vibranium, which is basically carbon fiber embedded with sensors rather than the indestructible one that Captain America uses in the comics. It will be eight times stronger and five times lighter than Aluminum itself. While the HTT is progressing a lot, a lot of it is still in concept stage and may not work out to be the same thing in the future. But, rest assured that Hyperloop will have interactive realistic screens that will help keep away the feeling of being inside a cramped pod.