A new future in public transport is designed with the Virgin Hyperloop, which can carry passengers thanks to capsules that can move without friction resistance in air and vacuum tubes. The first human test driver in the project, which is expected to shape public transport technology in the coming years, was implemented in November. In this test drive, two passengers covered a distance of about 500 meters in 15 seconds.
A look at the fast public transport of the future
A few months after the first passenger test, this time the Virgin Hyperloop’s vision for the future and hints about what the expected public transport model will look like were shared. Virgin, along with a new video, demonstrates Hyperloop’s passenger transport segments and how the journey will be. With the concept video, the passenger experience vision now takes on a more realistic look. Passengers in the capsule from the futuristic Hyperloop station travel at high speed. See the wireless charging support in the passenger compartment in the video, LED sections where travel information is shared, and top lights that mimic natural light. Each passenger capsule is planned to have a capacity of 28 passengers.
However, as can be seen in the video, the capsules separate as they approach their destination. In this way, the passengers in each capsule travel from one point to another without stopping. Jay Walder, CEO of Virgin Hyperloop, says when it comes to high-speed transportation, the price may not be affordable for many people. He said they aim to change this perception with Hyperloop and make trips between cities in minutes. In the first human test, the capsule reaches 172 km / h, in the concept video, the capsule reaches 1000 km / h. The company already aims to reach a speed of 1,200 km / h.
Although the video, which describes the company’s intended passenger experience, is exciting, it is doubtful that it will happen. One of the biggest problems is the placement of vacuum pipes underground and on the ground, and their suitability for transport between cities.
Photo: Virgin Hyperloop