Hyperloop One let the public watch a test of its propulsion system on Wednesday. The sled, powered by a linear induction motor, only traveled a half mile on the North Las Vegas test track, but it did that in 2 seconds. The plan is to use this technology to propel passengers and freight, in vehicles suspended over tracks by passive magnetic levitation, through sealed low-pressure tubes at 750 mph (1,207 kph). That’s San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes, theoretically.
“Hyperloop One: Where do we go from here?” Lance Ulanoff, Mashable
“The Unbelievable Reality of the Impossible Hyperloop,” Ryan Bradley, MIT Technology Review
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