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Tesla’s Hyperloop Pod Breaks 220 MPH Threshold During Testing

August 31st, 2017 | by James Ayre

Tesla's internally developed Hyperloop pod recently surpassed the 220 mph (355 km/h) threshold during testing, according to CEO Elon Musk. Previous to this, the top-speed record for a Hyperloop design was 201 mph, some 20 mph less — achieved by the WARR team at the Hyperloop Pod Competition very recently

Musk & His Hyperloop Announcement, Take Two

July 21st, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Judging from the latest news cycle, Elon Musk is the most powerful person on earth right now. With just a few tweets, he pushed everything else in the overnight news cycle into the background. His claim that he has "verbal government approval" to build a Hyperloop system from New York to Washington, DC, spurred the news media to try to find out exactly who had given the approval. A blizzard of phone calls to state and local authorities by the New York Times, the BBC, the Washington Post, the National Inquirer, and the South Succotash Tattler all failed to turn up a single clue

Hyper Chariot Aims To Go Faster, Further, & Cheaper Than Hyperloop

June 24th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

The concept of low- to no-pressure travel through tubes has been around for a few hundred years, but it's clearly facing a revival of inspiration lately. It continues to capture imaginations as a promising future mode of transport, but also now investment dollars. Today, the idea of achieving high-velocity travel in a controlled tube environment may have made a step forward, thanks to the startup Hyper Chariot Network

Hyperloop One Reveals Its Plans For Europe …

June 12th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Following its earlier city-level proposals competition in Europe, Hyperloop One has now revealed the candidate shortlist produced by that competition. The shortlist includes the proposals that were/are both economically and technically feasible

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Begins Building Full-Scale Passenger Hyperloop Capsule

March 24th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Whatever you may think about the Hyperloop idea (I remain a skeptic, personally), things do appear to be moving forward. With regard to Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, one of the companies trying to commercialize the idea, it has apparently started constructing a full-scale passenger hyperloop capsule -- following 3 years of research and development efforts

Hyperloop One Reaches Settlement In Lawsuit Filed By Former Employees

November 20th, 2016 | by James Ayre

Hyperloop One has reached a settlement in its legal battle with a number of former employees, including the former Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and co-founder Brogan BamBrogan. The lawsuit by the former Hyperloop One employees alleged a wide variety of things, including threats, harassment, and, probably more importantly, financial mismanagement

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