• O.G. Wright

Residents get a glimpse of the Hyperloop

The Hyperloop which will slash travel time from Dubai to Abu Dhabi is being displayed now at the City Walk as part of the ongoing UAE Innovation Week.

 The Roads and Transportation Authority (RTA) displays the pod which is designed to reach speeds of well over 1,000 kilometers an hour.

Residents of the Emirate have given a chance to have a glimpse of the Hyperloop which is expected to propel passengers between the two Emirates in just 15 minutes.

The Hyperloop which is being displayed is propelled in a vacuum tube with magnets.

The future of transport is proposed by Richard Branson of Virgin Hyperloop One company, which has also announced a similar project in India between Mumbai and Pune.

It was also revealed that the project is expected to be operational within the next five years.

 Each pod in the Hyperloop will have a gold class with five passengers and a silver class with 14 passengers.

 As Dubai Metro is designed for short-distance travel, Dubai Hyperloop is designed for long-distance.

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