A Pod Races Through the Hyperloop for the First Time Ever

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    A fast bus with a beak. Once loaded into a 1,600-foot-long concrete tube in the Nevada desert, the pod hit 192 mph in about 5 seconds, using an electric propulsion system producing more than 3,000 horsepower. As the pod accelerated through the tube 11 feet in diameter, the 16 wheels retracted as magnetic levitation took over. Mag-lev—used by high-speed trains in Japan and elsewhere—reduces drag and the energy required to achieve near-supersonic speeds. It helps, too, that Hyperloop One’s engineers also pumped nearly all the air out of the tube, reducing air pressure to what you'd experience at an altitude of 200,000 feet."This is the dawn of the age of commercialization for the hyperloop,” says Shervin Pishevar, Hyperloop One's executive chairman and cofounder.

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    192 MPH. Whoosh.
     
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    Pretty darn cool, people are comfortable inside at this speed?
     
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    I want one!
     
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    Jetliners @ 560 MPH????? Claustrophobia maybe.
     
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    I guess it should be no problem then.
     
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    Maybe this will be ready by the 2028 L A Olympics.
     
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    I can't wait. I would ride that in a heartbeat.
     
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    It's also inside a vacuum, for the most part, so you can go as fast as you want and feel like you're just standing there.
     
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    Sure would beat the 10 in the morning. :)
     
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    So you are saying the teenager vacuum trick isnt as fun as they think it is.
     
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    Just saw the Florida High Speed rail ( funded by Disney ) get a test run yesterday.

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    Well...I think it depends on what your goal is. Do you want to travel fast physically, or mentally? :)
     
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