High-speed Hyperloop project
© REUTERS FILE PHOTO: A Hyperloop One test vehicle is transported at a DevLoop track in the Nevada Desert

Engineers will soon operate a important evaluation of a innovative technology supported by entrepreneur Elon Musk that look for transforming transportation by sending travellers and cargo equipped into pods by an intercity technique of vacuum tubes.

Hyperloop One, the Los-Angeles-based firm creating the technology, is preparing to ship a 28-foot-long (8.5 meter-long) pod colliding down a series of tracks in a evaluation to be conducted in Nevada in the upcoming few weeks, spokeswoman Marcy Simon stated.

Hyperloop One is performing to create a technical sight planned by Musk, the creator of rocket maker SpaceX and electric car firm Tesla Motors. In 2013, he advised sending pods with travellers via giant vacuum tubes between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Hyperloop plans to attain speeds of 250 mph (402 km/h) in its next stage of evaluation.

As it preparing for that test, the firm on Wednesday announced the decisions from a May 12 experiments in the Nevada desert. A Hyperloop One sled on wheels for the first time coasted on the top of track utilizing magnets, Simon stated.

It flown for 5.3 seconds in a vacuum-sealed tube and attained speeds of 70 miles per hour (113 km/h), the company stated in a report. By contrasting, other evaluation by Hyperloop One that created national highlights last year was performed on an open-air track, not in the tube, a basic to attaining high speeds.

Promoter of the plan anticipate the pods attaining speeds of 750 miles per hour (1,200 kph), but critics say the hyperloop concept suffers real-world objections extenting from getting manufacture permits for creating turns at jet speed.

Hyperloop One has increased $160 million in funding and has promoted the technology’s capability as a quick-transit alternative.

Shervin Pishevar, co-founder and executive chairman of Hyperloop One, stated in a report, “Hyperloop One will move people and things faster than at any other time in the world,”

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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