dglobalnews.com Hyperloop One Have Completed A Full Systems Test
Published: Thu, July 13, 2017
Markets | By Armando Jensen

Hyperloop One Have Completed A Full Systems Test

Hyperloop One Have Completed A Full Systems Test

It will be some time before the Hyperloop becomes a reality given the complexity of the new technology, but the test marks an important step, according to the company.

"Hyperloop One has accomplished what no one has done before by successfully testing the first full scale Hyperloop system", said Shervin Pishevar, Hyperloop One co-founder and executive chairman, in a statement.

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.

"Hyperloop One will move people and things faster than at any other time in the world", continued Pishevar. The sled was able to magnetically levitate on the track for 5.3 seconds and "reached almost 2Gs of acceleration", according to the company.

Hyperloop One is still a long way from starting construction on its first commercial projects, including a 12-minute link between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. They also claim that we will soon see the actually pod gliding above the track. "Hyperloop is real, and it's here now".

And Hyperloop One does seem to be making some solid progress.

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The test sled utilized magnetic levitation and was propelled by electrical charges, coasting through the Hyperloop tube for 5.3 seconds. Pods would rocket along rails through reduced-pressure tubes at speeds of 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) per hour.

"In this historic moment, Hyperloop One tested all the system's components, including its highly efficient motor, vehicle suspension, magnetic levitation, electromagnetic braking, vacuum pumping system and more, proving the full system's components operate successfully as a single integrated unit in a vacuum", Hyperloop said.

Today we're also unveiling XP-1, the pod we'll be using for those full systems tests over the next several months at DevLoop.

The company had been targeting spring for what it called a "Kitty Hawk moment", a reference to the Wright brothers, where it would show that the ultra high-speed transportation system can work at a full scale level.

Hyperloop One has been busy on the policy side as well, conducting a competition that got cities across the country to propose their own ideas for how to use the technology to solve transportation problems.

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