Hyperloop One studies viability of the technology in the UAE

What is Hyperloop

Hyperloop is a revolutionary new technology that will help move people or things anywhere in the world safely, quickly and efficiently with minimal impact to the environment.

The concept uses electric propulsion to accelerate a passenger or cargo vehicle through a train coach-sized tube in a low-pressure environment. The idea is to levitate the vehicle slightly above the track and make it glide at faster-than-commercial airline speeds (roughly 1,120km/h) over long distances. The purpose would be to eventually eliminate direct emissions, noise, delay, weather concerns and pilot error. It’s being touted as the next mode of transportation.

Hyperloop One

Now, in more exciting news, Hyperloop One might be building its technology right here in Jebel Ali, Dubai if everything goes according to plan.

CEO of Hyperloop One, Rob Lloyd says: “It’s got the infrastructure, regulatory movement and kind of capital in place needed to build it already.”

The company will still conduct an economic and feasibility study in partnership with DP World to determine whether it makes sense to build here and what benefits could be enjoyed by the region through various advancements.

The CEO of DP World, Sultan Ahmad Bin Sulayem, is keen to be a part of this fast-moving train that is the Hyperloop and is already looking at where the tracks might go once the green lights comes on. He believes it could possibly use a submerged, floating Hyperloop to redirect its cargo and free up some space on the land, should the study prove as well. DP World just spent billions on its brand-new Terminals 4 and 5 and will definitely need to move cargo as fast as it continues to grow.

 

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