In late 2014, the hyperloop was an idea drawn on a whiteboard in a garage. Less than three short years later, a 500-meter full-scale prototype has been built in the Nevada desert, complete with a levitation system, propulsion, power and electronics systems, controls, vacuum structures, and an autonomous pod, capturing the attention of transportation agencies worldwide.
As the first new mode of public transport in 100 years, hyperloop will reinvent transportation to eliminate the barriers of distance and time. Supply chains will be more efficient, cities will be connected like metro stops, and people will have greater choice where they live, work, and play.
Virgin Hyperloop One is the only company that has built a full-scale hyperloop. The company has run successful tests since the summer of 2017 on its 500 meter test track in North Las Vegas Nevada, named “DevLoop,” achieving historic test speeds of 387 kilometres per hour (240.5 miles per hour). The company currently has a number of government backed projects underway in India, UAE, and the U.S. – on track to deliver the first commercial hyperloop systems within the decade.
Virgin Hyperloop One believes travel should be fast, safe, and effortless. There are too many people today who are caught in soul-crushing traffic, who have to make a hard choice with their family on where to live and work, and who are limited in their access to experiences and opportunities. It’s the company’s mission to build a system that will give back some of that time and deliver the travel experience of the future.