Get Ready. Richard Branson is Investing in a Hyperloop

13 October, 2017, 00:41 | Author: Lorena Waters
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The Hyperloop concept was invented by Elon Musk, but Hyperloop One is a separate company and one of many working on the transport technology.

Hyperloop One held its latest test run of a transport pod in a tube in late July in the Nevada desert. Musk initially said he would leave construction of a hyperloop to others and would simply provide support for pod design through SpaceX's competition, but after starting a tunnel boring company, he chose to go ahead and build a hyperloop of his own.

"We're incredibly excited about the technology behind Virgin Hyperloop One and the way it could transform passengers' lives", said Virgin's Richard Branson.

With Virgin Hyperloop One, passengers and cargo will be loaded into a pod and accelerate gradually via electric propulsion through a low-pressure tube.

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The Hyperloop technology is now in the early stages of commercialization after a successful first full-scale systems test was conducted. The air-tight tubes need to be closer to true vacuum, the maglev acceleration needs to increase which will require more power, and protecting hyperloop tracks from environmental factors such as earthquakes is still a major concern. "Importantly, Virgin Hyperloop One will be all-electric and the team is working on ensuing it is a responsible and sustainable form of transport, too". "I was very impressed and now look forward to helping turn this cutting edge engineering into a global passenger service".

"Ever since our creation, Virgin has been known for disruption and investing in innovative companies", the entrepreneur writes. "We have always been passionate about innovation in transport too, especially the development of technology that could transform people's lives", the statement reads.

Previous estimates for hyperloop journey times include a 338-mile route between Glasgow, Edinburgh and Liverpool in 38 minutes. Branson attended and said he saw "firsthand the exciting technology being tested".

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