Video Teases Hyperloop Connecting Abu Dhabi and Dubai
The insanely fast Hyperloop system has been pegged as the future of transportation since Elon Musk first proposed the idea in 2013. One of several places looking to get in on the technology is the United Arab Emirates, where engineers are planning a roughly 100-mile track connecting Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
As Dezeen reports, the Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) recently released a sneak peek video of their design for Hyperloop One. The structure, which propels passenger pods through a semi-vacuumed tube, could be especially beneficial to commuters in the region. Jakob Lange, director of a unit of the firm called BIG Ideas, says in the video below: "Suddenly you spread out the possibilities for everybody to live where they want."
Hyperloop One is one of several groups working to execute Elon Musk’s vision. The company has also looked into constructing systems in Russia, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the UK. When they first tested the technology in the Nevada desert earlier this year it reached speeds of 116 mph—fast, but not quite up to speed with Musk’s original proposal of 760 mph. The details of their United Arab Emirates project will become clearer once the full design is released on November 7.
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