Article by Bob Pritchard
The future of public transport is arriving - and will change the way we commute long distance!
Time to buy property on the route of Hyperloop
Hyperloop One has signed an agreement with Dubai Roads and Transport Authority for a Hyperloop between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Hyperloop One unveiled its concept for the futuristic transport system that will travel at roughly 700 mph and take passengers from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 12 minutes, normally a two-hour drive.
Here is how the Hyperloop will operate. Firstly, passengers will check their app to see their transportation options that day. If a Hyperloop is available, the app will list the gate where the Hyperloop is available with details on how long it will take to arrive, detailing every step of your journey. Part of that journey involves taking a pod from the designated gate listed on the app.
Just like in an airplane, there will be different classes of pods, from one designed for multiple people to a "lounge pod" for fewer people to kick back and relax. The pod will then travel to the entrance for the Hyperloop. There will be 120 pod gates accommodating over 8,500 passengers per hour.
Four pods will be assigned to each Hyperloop tube. Three of those pods will be for passengers with a separate one for cargo. You will then have officially embarked on your Hyperloop journey.
Imagine being in New York and being able to travel to Washington, DC, in 20 minutes. These city stops become like metro stops. There is a level of human freedom to be able to live anywhere in the world."
Once the Hyperloop tube arrives at its destination, the four pods will leave the tube, exit the station, and travel on the street to the passenger's final destination.
Hyperloop will also transport cargo. They secured $50 million in a funding round led by DP World, the third largest port and terminal operator in the world.
The port system means unloading can happen offshore, the Hyperloop travels underwater and the tube can unload the load the cargo in the desert. It gets trucks off the roads and unlocks billions of dollars of waterfront property for redevelopment.
Futuristic transport is here!