Hyperloop One’s successful test – Super-fast journeys are getting closer

Hyperloop One recently completed its first test of its system.

Wired reported that the experiment, on a test track in Nevada, saw a sled magnetically levitated inside a full-scale tube and reach a speed of 112km/h in under six seconds.

This takes it a step closer to its plans to transport passengers on trips of 200km in 15 minutes.

“This is integrating all of the pieces. It’s the first phase of a test programme that will get us to a production unit,” said head engineer Josh Giegel.

When Hyperloop One is operating at full capacity, it promises to deliver speeds of up to 1,125km/h.

Hyperloop One announced in June that it plans to connect cities in Europe, with cross-country journeys set to take a fraction of the time of traditional train and car trips.

Now read: Hyperloop One details plans for 200km trip in 15 minutes

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