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Hyperloop is a new mode of transport first envisioned by Tesla and Space CEO Elon Musk. It consists of a low-pressure environment taking the form of a tube in which pods travel at high-speed.

Several people brought forward similar ideas, but the term and specific system was first revealed to the public in a white paper published by Musk and a few engineers at Tesla and SpaceX in 2013.

He open-sourced the concept and several startups have since launched efforts to make the concept a reality.

Hyperloop Stories April 4

Virgin Hyperloop One, previously known as Hyperloop One before they secured a new investment from Richard Branson’s Virgin, is still pushing to bring its hyperloop system to market and they released a full-scale working pod prototype in their test tube track. expand full story

Hyperloop Stories February 27

Most companies working on hyperloop systems are currently focused on the actual low-pressure tunnel and propulsion sub-systems and not the interior of the passenger pods.

But Virgin Hyperloop One has been making some progress and now they are unveiling their first hyperloop pod interior design. expand full story

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Hyperloop Stories February 20

Hyperloop One hasn’t been in the news as much since they secured a new investment from Richard Branson’s Virgin and changed their name, but now they are coming back into the spotlight with a deal presented as “historic”.

They signed an agreement with India to build a major hyperloop system between Pune and Mumbai. expand full story

Hyperloop Stories December 19, 2017

Virgin Hyperloop One, previously known as Hyperloop One until a large investment from Virgin in October, made several announcements this week.

The company announced that it achieved a new record speed in its test loop in Nevada, raised another $50 million, and made Richard Branson its new Chairman. expand full story

Hyperloop Stories August 31, 2017

SpaceX’s second Hyperloop Pod Competition ended last weekend and WARR team won with a top speed of 201 mph (324 km/h) achieved in 0.8 mile in SpaceX’s 1-mile long near vacuum tube.

Now Elon Musk shows what a machine built by Tesla and SpaceX can do in the same hyperloop. expand full story

Hyperloop Stories August 28, 2017

As we reported last week, Elon Musk’s Boring Company received a green light from the city of Hawthorne to build a 2-mile long tunnel.

Now the CEO teases Tesla’s all-electric Model S in the tunnel – giving us a glimpse of what his vision of a network of tunnels alleviating traffic in cities could look like. expand full story

Hyperloop Stories August 4, 2017

Elon Musk surprised quite a few people last month when he revealed that his latest plans to dig tunnels would include a proposed underground hyperloop between New York and Washington DC.

The plans for his ‘Boring Company’ were previously limited to networks of tunnels under cities, but the new hyperloop project raised an interesting question: who will be building the hyperloop technology for the project?

The answer is apparently Elon Musk’s own Boring Company. expand full story

Hyperloop Stories August 2, 2017

After announcing “the successful completion of the world’s first full systems Hyperloop test in a vacuum environment” last month, Hyperloop One is now releasing the details of a new test with their actual pod in their vacuum test tube.

They achieved a new top speed of 192 mph (310 km an hour). expand full story

Hyperloop Stories July 20, 2017

Elon Musk just casually announced on Twitter that he received “verbal government approval” for The Boring Company, his new tunnel boring startup, to build an underground Hyperloop system connecting New York city, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington DC.

The system would be fast enough to travel “city center to city center” between New York City and Washington DC in just 29 minutes, according to Musk. expand full story

Hyperloop Stories July 12, 2017

Hyperloop One, one of the main companies developing the new mode of transportation envisioned by Elon Musk, announced today “the successful completion of the world’s first full systems Hyperloop test in a vacuum environment.”

Surprisingly, this test was privately conducted on May 12, 2017 at the company’s test track in Nevada, known as the ‘DevLoop’, and they are only now disclosing it. expand full story

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