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Thu May 12, 2016, 09:57 AM

 

Watch the first test of ‘Hyperloop’ that could ferry passengers between L.A. and San Francisco



A car-sized sled powered by electromagnets rocketed to more than 100 miles (160 kph) an hour through the Nevada desert on Wednesday in what the Los Angeles company developing the technology said was the first successful test of a futurist transit system called hyperloop.

Hyperloop One is among several companies competing to bring to life a technical vision by Elon Musk, the founder of rocket maker SpaceX and electric car company Tesla Motors, who suggested sending pods holding passengers and cargo inside giant vacuum tubes between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

It’s a matter of debate how soon – or whether – passengers and cargo will ride the system at velocities approaching 750 miles per hour (1,200 kph), but Hyperloop One already has raised $80 million from backers including clean technology

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/watch-the-first-test-of-hyperloop-that-could-ferry-passengers-between-l-a-and-san-francisco/

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