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SpaceX to hold second Hyperloop competition in August

SpaceX has announced another chance for student teams from around the world to race their Hyperloop pod prototypes, with the second pod competition set to take place August 25th-27th in Hawthorne, California.<p>The first round of the competition started with an open field pitching design specs and …

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Hyperloop One Completes Test Track, Exploring U.S. Routes

Hyperloop One has announced the completion of a test Hyperloop track in Nevada, and is showcasing 11 potential Hyperloop routes across the U.S. as it …

Transportation

Hyperloop One is considering 11 US routes for its futuristic transport system — here they are

Hyperloop One is seriously considering building its high-speed transit system in several states in the United States.<p>The Los Angeles-based startup held a two-day event in Washington DC this week to showcase its "Vision in America." The event served two purposes: one, to evaluate 11 US route …

Transportation

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies starts building its first full-size passenger pod

In the world of Hyperloop, the race is on to see who can produce the first viable commercial system. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies on Tuesday announced a key move in its own progress toward that goal: It has begun construction on its first full-scale passenger capsule, to be completed and …

Transportation

The ousted co-founder of Hyperloop One launched a rival startup — and it plans to build a Hyperloop in just 3 years

• <b>Brogan BamBrogan, the former co-founder and CTO of Hyperloop One, sued the startup with three other former employees in 2016, claiming executives misused funds and violated California labor code, among other things.</b>• <b><br>After the lawsuit was settled in November 2016, BamBrogan and the former employees</b> …

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Hyperloop One begins initial talks with the Indian government

Hyperloop One's high-speed transportation solution could reach India in the near future. That's the plan, at least.<p>Hyperloop One executives, including CEO Rob Lloyd and chief chairman Shervin Pishevar spent three hours in a room packed of Indian government officials and journalists on Tuesday. …

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Exiled Hyperloop One co-founder launches rival venture

The former co-founder of Hyperloop One has made his grand return to the world of firing people across the country in vacuum tubes. Brogan BamBrogan has announced the launch of Arrivo, a new company that'll develop technology based on Elon Musk's Hyperloop concept. It's the third such company to …

Arrivo arrives as a new Hyperloop venture from a Hyperloop One co-founder

Hyperloop One had a messy break-up with CTO and co-founder Brogan BamBrogan that ended in a settlement with terms agreed upon by both parties last November.<p>But now the former SpaceX engineer is back in the Hyperloop business with Arrivo, a company billing itself as “the arrival company,” which …

Transportation

Elon Musk's Hyperloop dream is closer to becoming a reality

Three university teams have been the first to test drive their pods in SpaceX's depressurized track as part of Elon Musk's Hyperloop competition.<p>The Delft University Hyperloop team clinched the top price for their prototype pod in the first phase. The Technical University of Munich, Germany …

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Elon Musk-inspired hyperloopers battle in LA

SAN FRANCISCO — Sunny southern California is considered the cradle of American hot-rod car culture. More than a half-century ago, returning war veterans turned their passion for fuel, machinery and adventure into an inspired automotive movement whose repercussions still echo.<p>So it's perhaps fitting …

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Elon Musk's Hyperloop contest is happening this weekend — here's a look at all the competing pods

Teams participating in Elon Musk's Hyperloop competition will get a chance to test out their futuristic pods this weekend.<p>In June 2015, SpaceX announced an open competition for university students and engineering teams to design and actually build a Hyperloop pod that will travel through a vacuum …

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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies to open up facility in Toulouse, France

One of the two companies working on Hyperloop trains just held a press conference in Toulouse to announce that the company is going to have a 3,000 square meter facility (roughly 38,000 sq ft) in the French city of Toulouse. While Hyperloop Transportation Technologies seems to be lagging behind …

Transportation

Hyperloop One wants to help your self-driving car go the speed of sound

When it comes to outlandish transportation ideas, go big or go home<p>Imagine a future where you tap an app on your smartphone to summon a self-driving car. Heard this one already? Okay, what about when your robot car drives into an airless tube hundreds of miles long and careens across country at …

Transportation

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies plans to connect all of Europe, starting with the Czech Republic

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) may be a step behind its rival Hyperloop One but is making its own plans to go global — starting with an announcement today HTT has signed an agreement to explore connecting a hyperloop system from Slovakia to the Czech Republic.<p>HTT already has an …

Transportation

Hyperloop Technologies in talks with government for trial runs in India

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies may have found a new place to perform trial runs: India.<p>Top executive at the American research company says they are eager to come to India and begin trials for their high-speed transportation technology in the country. The company, which works on the concept …

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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies claims more than $100 million in total investment

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), the counterpart startup to Hyperloop One, which is also building a prototype of Elon Musk’s hyperloop system, says it has raised a little over $108 million dollars to build the tech aiming to zip us from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under half an hour.<p>…

Transportation

The future of high-speed travel could take place in this Hyperloop pod

If Elon Musk gets his way, we'll not only send humans to Mars, but also make the Earth commute significantly more speedy.<p>One solution? A ground transport system known as a Hyperloop that could potentially move people-bearing pods in sealed tubes at the speed of sound. Imagine, say, travelling from …

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Hyperloop One settles with Brogan BamBrogan and 3 other former employees

Transportation technology start-up Hyperloop One announced Friday an end to a months-long saga with four former employees who alleged wrongdoing by management and investors.<p>Terms of the confidential settlement to a wrongful termination lawsuit weren’t disclosed. The ex-employees had been seeking a …

Has Hyperloop One bitten off more than it can chew?

"I don't want to be remembered as the guy that put a train in a tube" is the quote du jour from Hyperloop One's Josh Giegel. Giegel and co-founder Shervin Pishevar have been showing off a revised vision for how the future of public transportation will operate that moves far beyond intercity travel. …

Hyperloop One wants to build its first 500mph train in Dubai

At its event hosted in the Burj Khalifa building in Dubai, Hyperloop One announced that the Middle Eastern trade capital will be the first city where the company will begin pursuing an opportunity to build its high-speed transport systems for passengers and cargo, in partnership with Dubai’s Roads …

Transportation

Hyperloop One video teases project launch in Dubai

Early enthusiasm around the Hyperloop idea from Elon Musk has waned in terms of public conversation, but several companies are still working hard to make the next-gen, high-speed transportation option a reality.<p>To date, we've mostly seen concept drawings and prototype capsules, but now a new video, …

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Hyperloop One raised $50 million and hired former Uber CFO Brent Callinicos

The new round, led by DP World Groups in Dubai, brings the company’s total funding to $160 million.<p>Hyperloop One — one of two companies trying to make the high-speed transportation system proposed by Elon Musk — just raised $50 million in a round led by DP World Group of Dubai. The company also …

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Hyperloop One gains $50 million in funding from DP World Group of Dubai

Hyperloop One is getting even cozier with its partners in the United Arab Emirates. The futuristic transportation system that aims to ship things and people faster than a speeding plane just pulled in $50 million in strategic investment led by DP World Group of Dubai, bringing up the total raised …

Transportation

Hyperloop One and Dubai Future Accelerators will build the first ‘hyperloop for cargo’

Back in August there were clear signs that Hyperloop One (HO) might be building its super fast transportation system at the Jebel Ali port in Dubai. The Royalty-led government of the United Arab Emirates and the CEO of DP World, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, appeared to be entertaining the idea of a …

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Hyperloop One accuses co-founder of plotting secret coup from garage

Also fake Twitter accounts<p>Hyperloop One, the once-promising futuristic transportation company, fell further into a legal morass with a new court filing that alleges one of the co-founders held a secret meeting in his garage to plot a takeover of the company.<p>Former co-workers accuse Brogan …

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Dubai could be the first to hop on Hyperloop One’s global shipping train

Hyperloop One tells TechCrunch it might be building its crazy fast transportation system at the Jebel Ali port in Dubai if all goes according to plan.<p>And it could be the first place to build an actual Hyperloop for commercial use, says CEO Rob Lloyd. “It’s got the infrastructure, regulatory …

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Hyperloop One is in a massive legal fight. Do investors deserve some blame?

Venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar made a bold promise two years ago as he sought funding for his new Los Angeles company, Hyperloop Technologies Inc.<p>He would put $40 million of his fortune into the high-tech transportation start-up as soon as Uber Technologies or other companies in which he had …

Hyperloop One unveils new manufacturing plant in Nevada

Hyperloop One is today announcing the opening of its first manufacturing plant.<p>Called Hyperloop One Metalworks, the 105,000 square-foot building in North Las Vegas will be the new professional home of many of the company’s 170 employees, including engineers, machinists and welders. These folks will …

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Hyperloop One wants $250 million from the 'Gang of Four' that sued the start-up

Hyperloop Technologies Inc. is seeking at least $250 million in damages from four former high-ranking employees who the company says tried to incite rebellion within the Los Angeles start-up.<p>Now referring to itself as Hyperloop One, the firm says then-Chief Technology Officer Brogan BamBrogan and …