May 12, 2016

Hyperloop One conducts first test of propulsion mechanism in Nevada desert

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, transportation

They’re just showing off again — I cannot wait until this thing is fully operational and expanded.

LOS ANGELES, May 11 (UPI) — Hyperloop technology enjoyed its first public test on Wednesday.

Hyperloop One, one of two L.A. startups developing the futuristic transportation technology envisioned by Elon Musk, tested its propulsion system in the Nevada desert.

The company successfully propelled a sled 100 yards. The sled accelerated at 2 g-force, maxing out at roughly half of Hyperloop’s eventual top speed.

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