Hyperloop Reveals Stylish Pod Design
This week we finally got a glimpse at Hyperloop’s pods. Virgin Hyperloop One and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai put the pods on display as part of Innovation Month in the United Arab Emirates.
Visitors got to experience the stylish and roomy pods which will take passengers from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 12 minutes. Right now, that trip takes about 90 minutes by car. According to the RTA, the system could accommodate up to 10,000 passengers per hour, 5,000 in each direction. It will primarily run above ground and then into tunnels as it reaches the city centers.
Hyperloop has been working on the project since 2016 when the company received $50 million in funding for the project. The hope is to have functional prototype by 2020.