Hyperloop One completes what CEO calls 'Kitty Hawk' moment

Hyperloop One successfully completes its first test run						
						Tech															By:				CIOL Writers

Hyperloop One conducted the first full-scale test of its futuristic transportation system May 12, the company just revealed.

Hyperloop One also announced on Wednesday that it has built a prototype pod created to carry people or cargo through the systems low-pressure tubes. While it has still got considerable work to do before it fires passenger pods through tubes at supersonic speeds, it was able to levitate the moving test vehicle over the track in what it describes as its "Kitty Hawk" moment. Hyperloop One, led by Shervin Pishevar, also unveiled a "Pod which it says can be used to transport passengers and cargo inside its tube".

The first test of the Hyperloop was done in the Nevada desert, and Missouri is one of 35 finalists for the new high-tech transportation system called a Hyperloop. The test run in May only hit a top speed of 112 kph (70 mph), although they said that their next milestone is to crank this up to 402 kph (250mph). It did an open-air test in 2016 and then built the 11-ft diameter vacuum tube for tests in the spring of 2017.

The goal of this first test was not to achieve record-breaking speeds, but to simulate the conditions of an aircraft flying at 200,000 feet.

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The new pod design also demonstrates Hyperloop One's quick progression towards building a complete full-scale prototype. "Hyperloop is real, and it's here now".

"Our team is the only team that is actually making Hyperloop happen, and we've spent more time testing a Hyperloop system than anyone in the world", said Josh Giegel, co-founder and President of Engineering of Hyperloop One. Made from structural aluminum and carbon fiber, it measures 28 ft long (8.5 m) and will be demonstrated traveling along the track as the company moves into its next phase of testing, which will also include running its test vehicle at target speeds of 250 miles per hour (400 km/h). Made of structural aluminum and a lightweight carbon fiber, the shell measures 28 feet long.

In addition to reaching higher speeds, Hyperloop One has many other technical questions to address. Musk didn't have the bandwidth to take on the project - apparently getting the world off fossil fuels and colonizing Mars is time consuming - but he thought it'd be a faster and cheaper alternative to California's high-speed rail project.

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