The future of transportation may have begun to take shape in the American desert, with the first public test of a propulsion system supposed to run a futuristic high-speed train project, "Hyperloop".
In front of the guests sitting in the stands, a sled slid along a short lane in the Nevada desert near Las Vegas, before braking and stopping in a bed of sand and a cloud of snow. dust, reported an AFP journalist.
We're a little closer to making Hyperloop Real - Rob Lloyd, CEO of Hyperloop One
Eventually, the system tested Wednesday 11 May 2016 by the American startup Hyperloop One is supposed to propel capsules carrying passengers or cargo on air cushions in a low-pressure tube, allowing them to travel in 30 minutes 600 few kilometers from Los Angeles to San Francisco. That is the Hyperloop, the famous idea launched three years ago by American billionaire Elon Musk. "Today, we are a little closer to making Hyperloop real," said Rob Lloyd, General Manager of this startup, "We will be shipping freight to 2019, and we believe we will have passengers transported safely by Hyperloop in 2021. "he said. "We are on a sacred ground for us, the team has worked incredibly hard to get what we call the glimpse of our Kitty Hawk," said Shervin Pishevar, co-founder of Hyperloop One. [Kitty Hawk is the small village in North Carolina near where the Wright brothers had the first 1903 plane flying].
The project is not new indeed, it already existed Swiss Metro: