Travelling at speed of 760 miles per hour could soon be reality
The construction of the world’s third Hyperloop Transportation Technologies test track has begun in Europe. It is the first in Europe and is being constructed near the company’s R&D centre in France. The track will be built in two phases. A 320-metre system which is expected to be completed this year followed by a kilometre long full-scale system that is expected by next year. Hyperloop One is a start-up hoping to revolutionise transport systems. It is designed like rocket pods carrying people or cargo through tubes at speeds of 700 miles per hour (1,125 kms/hour) or more. The other two test tracks are situated in the deserts of Las Vegas and Hawthorne, California. The ambitious project by Tesla chief Elon Musk aims to develop passenger-ready hyperloop which is capable of sending capsules of people through an airless tube at a speed of 760 miles per hour.