Hyperloop One Startup Tests Full System in Step Toward Near-Supersonic Rail

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By AFP, July 12, 2017  

The US startup Hyperloop One on Wednesday announced the first successful full-systems test of its near-supersonic rail transit system.

The test took place in May at the company’s development track in the Nevada desert near Las Vegas, and involved a vehicle coasting above tracks for slightly more than five seconds using magnetic levitation, according to the startup.

The test vehicle accelerated to a speed of 70 miles (112 kilometers) per hour during the test, and the company’s next goal is to ramp the speed to 250 mph (400 kph), Hyperloop One said in a release.

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