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'NEW ERA OF TRANSPORTATION'

Hyperloop One XP-1 undertakes the test run.

Hyperloop completes test run; hits 310 km speed

NEW YORK, August 3, 2017

Hyperloop One, the only company in the world that has built an operational Hyperloop system, has successfully completed its second phase of testing, achieving historic test speeds of 310 km travelling nearly the full distance of the 500-m DevLoop track in the Nevada desert, US.

Hyperloop One completed this test run on July 29, 2017.

The Hyperloop One XP-1, the company's first-generation pod, accelerated for 300 m and glided above the track using magnetic levitation before braking and coming to a gradual stop.

"This is the beginning, and the dawn of a new era of transportation," said Shervin Pishevar, executive chairman and co-founder of Hyperloop One.

"We've reached historic speeds of 310 km an hour, and we're excited to finally show the world the XP-1 going into the Hyperloop One tube. When you hear the sound of the Hyperloop One, you hear the sound of the future."  

During Phase Two, Hyperloop One achieved record speeds, in a tube depressurised down to the equivalent of air at 200,000 ft above sea level. All components of the system were successfully tested, including the highly efficient electric motor, advanced controls and power electronics, custom magnetic levitation and guidance, pod suspension and vacuum system, the company said.

With Hyperloop One, passengers and cargo are loaded into a pod, and accelerate gradually via electric propulsion through a low-pressure tube. The pod quickly lifts above the track using magnetic levitation and glides at airline speeds for long distances due to ultra-low aerodynamic drag.

"We've proven that our technology works, and we're now ready to enter into discussions with partners, customers and governments around the world about the full commercialisation of our Hyperloop technology," said Hyperloop One CEO Rob Lloyd. "We're excited about the prospects and the reception we've received from governments around the world to help solve their mass transportation and infrastructure challenges."

"Our team of engineers continues to make history at DevLoop. Only a handful of teams would have attempted something so audacious while far less could have achieved it," said Josh Giegel, president of engineering and co-founder of Hyperloop One.

"Through tireless preparation, dedication and hard work, we successfully completed Phase One, proving that Hyperloop One technology works and that Hyperloop is real. Phase Two was far more difficult as we built upon everything we learned from our initial test and accomplished faster speeds at a farther distance. We're now one step closer to deploying Hyperloop around the world."

Phase Two vs. Phase One
• Achieved 2.7x faster speed (192 mph v. 69 mph)
• Went 4.5x farther distance (1,433 ft vs. 315 ft)
• 10x longer propulsion segment (300 m vs 30 m)
• 3.5x more power to the pod (3,151 hp vs 891 hp)

Hyperloop is an integrated structure to move passengers and cargo between two points immediately, safely, efficiently and sustainably. - TradeArabia News Service
 




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