The Hyperloop test structure, which has a diameter of 3.3 metres, is located around 30 minutes from Las Vegas.
Rob Lloyd, CEO of Hyperloop One, shared a
bird's-eye view of how construction is progressing at the world's only
Hyperloop test site.
is revolutionizing many facets of our lives, we have not seen a radical
change in transportation since the Wright brothers introduced air travel
over 100 years ago,' said Mr Lloyd.
together the Middle East region would produce greater virtual density,
without congestion and pollution, spurring innovation, productivity, job
growth and more powerful sharing of knowledge, labor and investment.
'Building a Hyperloop would vastly impact the economy and make any major city in the Middle East accessible within one hour.'
Hyperloop One, the Los Angeles-based company set up to bring Elon
Musk’s vacuum maglev concept to market, has announced the locations of
the 35 semi-finalists for its Global Challenge, which were whittled down
from 2,600 applications.
The challenge began in May 2016 as an “open call to individuals,
universities, companies and governments to develop comprehensive
proposals for using Hyperloop One's transport technology in
their region to move passengers and freight point-to-point, swiftly, and
The semi-finalists are from 17 countries, with the US producing 11
teams, India five and the UK four. Twenty proposals come with
commitments of support from local, state and federal governments and
The proposals include links between London and Edinburgh, Corsica and
Sardinia, Seattle and Portland, Mumbai and Delhi, Buenos Aires and
Cordoba, and Mexico City and Guadalajara.
The remaining teams will now be reviewed by Hyperloop One’s panel of
experts in transportation, technology, economics and innovation.
Hyperloop One expects to announce a “handful” of finalists by May.