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Hyperloop One may one day rule modern long-range transportation. For now, it is a work in progress and things seem to be going relatively smooth, and fast—Hyperloop One's first generation XP-1 pod just recently set a personal speed record by traveling up to 310 km/h (192 mph) during a 500 meter (1,640 ft) test run at its full-scale test track in Nevada. That is the fastest speed ever achieved by Hyperloop and even trumps test runs performed by research organizations participating in SpaceX's pod design competition. It was actually achieved within a 300 meter acceleration phase. The remaining 200 meters were used for gradual braking so that the Hyperloop One could slow down and ultimately come... Read more...
When it rains, it pours and right now Elon Musk finds himself in the middle of a storm of bad press. The latest bit of bad news for Mr. Musk is that the Hyperloop One concept he came up with is the center of a lawsuit filed by co-founder Brogan BamBrogan (do names get more hipster than that?) and several former and current employees. Hyperloop One, formerly known as Hyperloop Technologies when it was conceived by Musk, BramBrogan, and Shervin Pishevar in 2014, is an ultra high-speed transportation concept that uses electric propulsion to accelerate people (or cargo) through a tube in a low pressure environment. It consists of an autonomous vehicle that levitates slightly above a track. One of... Read more...