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'Hyperloop-inspired' transportation heads to Denver

New system spearheaded by former Hyperloop CTO will use magnetic levitation to whisk cars around the city.<p>It may not be Hyperloop, but Denver residents may one day find themselves shuttled around Denver in tubes at speeds of up to 200 mph.<p>That is the promise of a partnership announced Tuesday …

Transportation

Virgin Hyperloop One Says Construction Will Begin in 2019

Testing of the high-speed transport system could follow in 2021, but no word yet on the location of the first route.<p><i>In brief: Virgin Hyperloop One has confirmed that it intends to start construction on a Hyperloop route in 2019. Tests at a production level are set to follow in 2021.</i><p>ARRIVING SOON<p>The …

Transportation

China's looking to one-up Elon Musk's hyperloop

If created as proposed, T Flight will be faster, with more extensive routes.<p>Hyperloops, the developing mode of transit that promises to zip people frictionlessly in pods and tubes, have long been associated with the innovations and dreams of billionaire Elon Musk. More recently, however, it's …

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company is digging a 10-mile tunnel in Maryland | Ars Technica

The venture follows Musk’s recent obsession with tunneling equipment.<p>On Thursday, Maryland officials gave Elon Musk’s Boring Company permission to …

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Richard Branson and Virgin join forces with Hyperloop One

Today, the Virgin Group has announced that it has invested in Hyperloop One, the startup that recently demonstrated a working prototype of the travel system. As well as cash, and the involvement of Sir Richard Branson, the company will re-brand as Virgin Hyperloop One in the near future. In a …

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Mexico is planning on building its own Hyperloop

Mexico is building a hyperloop to travel between Mexico City- Queretaro, Leon, and Guadalajara. The transportation system will be called Mexloop. Mexican studio FR-EE won a contest to design the system, they will work with Hyperloop One on the project.<p>The Mexloop would dramatically shorten travel …

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We’re one big step closer to getting from Austin to Dallas in under 20 minutes

A 19-minute trip from Austin to Dallas is a few miles closer to reality. A proposed project that would connect Austin, Dallas, Houston, Laredo, and …

Texas

Hyperloop One is closer to deciding its first planned route

One of the ways that Hyperloop One is working out which routes it wants to build is through its "Global Challenge" program. It is, essentially, an X-Factor style competition in which candidate cities and states can audition for the prize of getting to buy their own high-speed travel systems. Now, …

Transportation

China to take on Hyperloop with supersonic 'flying train'

The People's Republic plans to stick a MagLev train inside a vacuum tube and shoot it way past the sound barrier.<p>Hyperloop hype has been going global lately with talk of bringing Elon Musk's crazy vacuum tube transport system everywhere from Indiana to Indonesia. Now China is getting in on this …

Transportation

Tesla's Hyperloop 'pusher pod' sets 220MPH speed record

After dropping the idea for the Hyperloop, leaving the development to others, then getting back into the game, Elon Musk is showing a lot more interest in it. He recently held a student competition at his SpaceX headquarters, helping one team hit 201MPH on the 0.77 mile-long track. Now, Telsa …

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Elon Musk Just Posted a Hyperloop Update

Elon Musk, Tesla and SpaceX CEO, just posted an update on his Hyperloop progress.<p>Musk posted a photo on Twitter early Thursday morning of a Hyperloop …

Tesla's own Hyperloop pod sets record with 220 mph test run

Make no mistake, Elon Musk is now taking the commercialization of his Hyperloop idea very seriously. His Tesla-branded Hyperloop pod hit 220 mph (355 km/h), according to Musk, breaking the 201 mph speed record set by the students of team WARR at the Hyperloop Pod Competition earlier this week. Both …

For the winning Hyperloop Pod team, it was always about ‘maximum speed’

But is it a car? A train? A future?<p>On Sunday afternoon, all three teams competing in the final round of the second edition of the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition were confident they’d perform well at the event held in Hawthorne, California.<p>Then WARR Hyperloop hit the button and quickly the contest …

Hyperloop Pod Competition winner hits over 200MPH

Adjacent to SpaceX headquarters, 25 teams gathered for another Hyperloop Pod Competition. This time the winner would be judged by how quickly they could go down the 1.25 kilometer (about .77 miles) track. On the final day of competition, three teams advanced to the finals and had the chance to push …

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Newfoundland engineers compete in Elon Musk’s Hyperloop finals

Paradigm pod could propel people and cargo at jetliner speeds, transforming how we move<p>Imagine stepping into a driver-less pod in downtown Toronto and then zooming in an airtight tube across the border to Manhattan in 30 minutes. Or taking less than two hours to travel from Vancouver to Los Angeles.<p>…

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Elon Musk reportedly wants to build his own hyperloop — tunnels and all

That doesn’t sound boring at all<p>Elon Musk apparently has way too much time on his hands. On July 20th, the Tesla / SpaceX / Boring Company / OpenAI CEO tweeted that he had received “verbal [government] approval” to build a hyperloop between New York City and Washington, DC. Today, <i>Bloomberg</i> is …

Hyperloop One: Passenger pod tested successfully

Hyperloop One has carried out its latest test of a futuristic high-speed transport system in the Nevada desert.<p>The creators hope to carry passengers at speeds of up to 650mph in pods propelled through very low air-pressured tubes.

Hyperloop One breaks its own record by firing a pod 192mph in latest test

Hyperloop One’s previous test saw a much smaller trolley travel at speeds of just 70mph<p>Hyperloop One has successfully demonstrated its high-speed …

Transportation

Hyperloop One claims its first successful test run

The <i>potential</i> of Hyperloop is an easy sell, but until now we haven't seen Hyperloop One's proposed mag-lev transit system in action. The company has announced that on May 12th it completed its first full-scale test. The sled hit 70 MPH, in a vacuum, at the company's Nevada testing facility, …

Transportation

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 …

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> …

Transportation

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, …

India

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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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