HyperloopTT unveils first full-size passenger hyperloop capsule
The capsule, at 32m long and weighing in at five tons, is a peek at the future of high-speed travel
Singapore — Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has unveiled its first full-scale passenger capsule, offering the world a peek at the future of travel. The capsule, 32m long and weighing five tons, was shown in Spain and will be moved to Toulouse, France, for additional assembly before it is used on one of the first commercial tracks, said the California-based startup, known as HyperloopTT. Named the Quintero One, the product is made almost entirely out of composite material. Hyperloop is a technology that gained popularity after billionaire Elon Musk touted it in 2013, prompting several companies to join the race to build a high-speed transportation system.
It envisages moving passengers in capsules at speeds of more than 1,200km/h through low-pressure tubes, in order to reduce friction. The technology will be able to propel trains faster than existing methods such as the Maglev, which uses a levitation technology to lift the train cars above a track to eliminate surface dr...