Hyperloop One System Runs First Successful Test

Hyperloop One announced the successful completion of the world first full system Hyperloop test in a vacuum environment. This test was Phase 1 of a multi-phase program and was privately conducted on May 12, 2017.

The vehicle coasted above one portion of the track for 5.3 seconds using magnetic levitation and reached nearly 2Gs of acceleration, while also achieving the set target speed of 70mph for Phase one. The company is now entering the next campaign of testing which will target speeds of 250mph. Hyper loop One is accomplishing what no one has been able to before by successfully conducting the first full scale hyper loop system test. By achieving full vacuum they have essentially invented their own sky tube. For the first time in over 100 years a new mode of transportation has been introduced. Hyperloop One tested all the systems components, including it highly efficient motor, vehicle suspension, magnetic levitation, electromagnetic breaking, vacuum pumping system and much more, proving that the full system’s components can operate successfully as a single integrated unit in a vacuum.

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Nearly 200 engineers, fabricators, welders etc dedicated thousands of hours to make this first test successful. Using electromagnetic propulsion and magnetic levitation, the Pod will transport passengers and cargo inside the tube. Hyperloop One’s Pod is the only vehicle in the world that, with the company’s proprietary linear electric motor, achieves autonomous high-speed propulsion and levitation in a controlled low-pressure environment. Made of structural aluminum and a lightweight carbon fiber, the shell measures 28 feet long.

Using electromagnetic propulsion and magnetic levitation, the Pod will transport passengers and cargo inside the tube. Hyperloop One’s Pod is the only vehicle in the world that, with the company’s proprietary linear electric motor, achieves autonomous high-speed propulsion and levitation in a controlled low-pressure environment. Made of structural aluminum and a lightweight carbon fiber, the shell measures 28 feet long.

Hyperloop with continue to work on the system in order to get it ready for Phase 2 of testing.