In exciting tech and transportation news, the maiden run of the Hyperloop One was successful and managed to reach 192mph/309kph using some of it’s 3,000 horsepower.

The technology works via magnetic levitation of the aluminum and carbon fibre pod, plus the tube that it’s travelling along has the majority of air sucked out of it.

This creates the perfect conditions for speed. The two things that prevent us travelling much faster than we already do, are friction and drag, both of which are nearly completely removed with the Hyperloop One.

Most supercars need hundreds of extra horsepower to reach only slightly faster speeds due to the sheer amount of drag acting on the vehicle at high speeds.

The Hyperloop One can also come to a stop very easily. In the video of the maiden run, you can clearly see the pod slowing down quickly but gracefully without all of the noise you receive from other vehicles.

 

192mph is only a stroll for the Hyperloop. The plan is to reach speeds of 750mph/1207kph, which is around 150-200mph faster than commercial planes without all of the extra travel between journeys.

If the Hyperloop One becomes a reality, the experts say you’ll be able to travel from…

Edinburgh to London: 50 minutes

New York to Washington: 30 minutes

San Francisco to Los Angeles: 15 minutes

London To Dubai: 1 hr 10 minutes

Some shorter distances will take longer than expected due to the routes, potentially slower speeds and amount of stops if obstructed.

 

The world is already a small place, but this is about to change everything. It opens up the possibility of living in Dubai and working in London every day.

Or even living in Miami and working at the White House with only a 45 minute commute, what a contrast that would be.

 

Watch the Hyperloop One take it’s first run along the 500m tube track below.

 

In exciting tech and transportation news, the maiden run of the Hyperloop One was successful and managed to reach 192mph/309kph using some of it's 3,000 horsepower.

The technology works via magnetic levitation of the aluminum and carbon fibre pod, plus the tube that it's travelling along has the majority of air sucked out of it.

This creates the perfect conditions for speed. The two things that prevent us travelling much faster than we already do, are friction and drag, both of which are nearly completely removed with the Hyperloop One.

Most supercars need hundreds of extra horsepower to reach only slightly faster speeds due to the sheer amount of drag acting on the vehicle at high speeds.

The Hyperloop One can also come to a stop very easily. In the video of the maiden run, you can clearly see the pod slowing down quickly but gracefully without all of the noise you receive from other vehicles.

 

192mph is only a stroll for the Hyperloop. The plan is to reach speeds of 750mph/1207kph, which is around 150-200mph faster than commercial planes without all of the extra travel between journeys.

If the Hyperloop One becomes a reality, the experts say you'll be able to travel from...

Edinburgh to London: 50 minutes

New York to Washington: 30 minutes

San Francisco to Los Angeles: 15 minutes

London To Dubai: 1 hr 10 minutes

Some shorter distances will take longer than expected due to the routes, potentially slower speeds and amount of stops if obstructed.

 

The world is already a small place, but this is about to change everything. It opens up the possibility of living in Dubai and working in London every day.

Or even living in Miami and working at the White House with only a 45 minute commute, what a contrast that would be.

 

Watch the Hyperloop One take it's first run along the 500m tube track below.