The future of mobility and transport for both passengers and goods is here. And not only because of the novel designs and new materials that are incorporated into the process of creating new cars, if not for the creation of new means of transport that, until now, had only been seen in futuristic series and movies.
The company’s travel capsule Virgin Hyperloop, del magnate Richard Branson, has already successfully completed its first test drive, which took place in the Nevada desert (United States). This test consisted of one of the levitation capsules (yes, yes, they levitate and move without touching the ground) It would travel 500 meters in 15 seconds, at a speed of 172 kilometers per hour with two occupants. The two volunteers for this first tour were two executives from the technology company itself.
This new transport system, which can be used for both passengers and goods, works thanks to a magnetic levitation technique that will allow each capsule to reach speeds of up to 1,000 kilometers per hour, thus revolutionizing the world of transport. A trip between New York City and Washington would be reduced to a half hour drive.
The intention of this company is to achieve safety certification by 2025, after having already made 400 successful trips without passengers, and to be able to start operating for commercial purposes in 2030, so Levitation pod travel could be a reality before you can imagine.
This transportation concept was devised by Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, in 2013, so it is equally a competition race is planned between both moguls of electronics and innovation in transport.