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Dubai commences a high-speed transportation system that uses a pipeline to carry passengers and goods in levitating capsules.




There is a revolutionary thinking going on in Dubai.
Dubai is surging ahead in the race to build the fastest mass transit network on the planet. The city is exploring possible routes for the first ever Hyperloop, a high-speed transportation system that uses a pipeline to carry passengers and goods in levitating capsules.

The CEO Rob Lloyd of Hyperloop One has said that there is no going back on the project. He also stated that he will make sure it becomes a reality in Dubai. Hyperloop One is also considering the feasibility of building tracks in other countries, including Russia, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the U.K.
But Dubai now has a head start and its first passenger track could be operating by 2021.
One of the routes being considered -- between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates -- is 102 miles and typically takes more than an hour by car. Hyperloop would cut that journey time to just 12 minutes.
Here's how it works: Electric propulsion moves a capsule, or autonomous vehicle, along the pipe in a low pressure environment, to reach speeds of at least 740 miles per hour -- unprecedented for a ground-based system.

What the Hyperloop may look like.
In May, Hyperloop One had its first public test of its acceleration technology and announced that it had raised $80 million in new funding.
Dubai's DP World, the world's third largest port operator, has also invested $50 million and is already working with Hyperloop One on a cargo track planned for 2020.

The technology is being developed in the United States but the plan is to marry that innovation with the transport routes in the United Arab Emirates, and eventually the Gulf region.
Hyperloop is the vision of Elon Musk, the man behind Tesla and SpaceX, who made the technology patent-free in a bid to encourage international scientific collaboration around the futuristic concept.

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