Since 2014, Virgin Group’s Hyperloop is going through the development and trial stage. The art-of-state technology is the future of mass transport all over the globe.
Hyperloop systems provide passenger-cargo pods at a flash-like speed of over 1000 km/h. It is 3X faster than high-speed rail and more than 10X faster than traditional rail. Its speed can reduce travel duration dramatically.
As per the route estimator on Hyperloop’s website, the distance from Delhi to Mumbai,(1153 km), shall be covered in an incredible time frame of 1 hour and 22 minutes!
The Hyperloop pods travel via tubes creating a near-vacuum environment. Since the pods travel in a vacuum There’s hardly any aerodynamic drag, since the pods travel in vacuum.
Virgin Hyperloop pods will use both, magnetic levitation and propulsion technology to enhance their speeds. The electromagnets on the pod lift and guide the pod to its destination.
Comparable to a train, the pods can travel in a convoy but considering they are not physically attached to each other they can diverge from each other to reach different locations.
Since the pods travel in a vacuum there’s hardly any aerodynamic traction. The Hyperloop pods travel in tubes, these tubes create a near-vacuum environment.
The electromagnets on the pod are designed to lift and guide the pod to its destination. The Virgin Hyperloop pods also bring in magnetic levitation and propulsion technology to enhance the speed and provide a better experience.
Alike a train, the pods have the ability to travel in a convoy but since they are not physically connected to each other they can radiate from each other to reach different locations
As far as safety is concerned, the Virgin Hyperloop system uses airlocks to bring the vehicle in and out of the near-vacuum gradually without affecting the entire system.
The Hyperloop uses central command & control ensuring safe and reliable passage throughout the network.
Since climate change is a grave concern, the Virgin Hyperloop claims to have a softer environmental impact as compared to other modes of mass transportation.
The Virgin Hyperloop alleges to deliver airline speeds, the same G-forces as rail, and the ease of riding a metro
The company boldly claims that the pod can accelerate to 1000 km/h in a near-vacuum environment without spilling a drop of your coffee inside the pod.