Hyperloop One can now hit 190mph, eyes Europe for more testing

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Hyperloop One can now hit 190mph, eyes Europe for more testing Hyperloop One has completed the first successful DevLoop test track run of its levitating passenger pod, XP-1. *** It glided over the tracks for 300m, hitting a top speed of 190mph, before braking and stopping at 437m. *** That's the highest speed yet for Hyperloop One, but it's not as fast as some of today's maglev trains. *** With an additional 2,000m, Hyperloop One’s co-founders say it could have achieved the 700mph it is targeting. *** Hyperloop One is just one of the firms attempting to prove Elon Musk's vision for a rapid mass transport system. *** Musk released a design for his maglev system in a 2013 paper called Hyperloop Alpha. *** The carbon-fiber XP-1 pod is 8.7m long, 2.7m wide, and 2.4m tall. It’s meant to carry passengers and cargo. *** The company told ZDNet that it expects to start testing Hyperloop technology in Europe by this September. *** It has nominated nine potential links in Europe, including routes in: *** Germany, Estonia-Finland, Spain-Morocco, Corsica-Sardinia, the Netherlands, Poland, UK Scotland-Wales, UK Northern Arc, and UK North-South Connector.

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