Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) unveiled designs for the first full-scale hyperloop that will transport passengers from Chicago to Cleveland in just 35 minutes, and the commercial system is first constructed as a prototype in Abu Dhabi that will link to Dubai and Al Ain.
HTT released a video clip showing the complete system with a compact station for passengers on board capsules that will launch three miles off the track at speeds of up to 750 miles per hour.
The capsules and system are also designed with vibranium, which the company says is the safest material on Earth and an ingredient that has been mentioned in important movies like Black Panther and Captain America.
If the test in Abu Dhabi proves successful, the company plans to lay the groundwork for the US Hyperloop in 2023 and to have it operational by 2028. HTT's announcement puts the company in a race to bring Elon Musk's vision into reality, as Musk first proposed the Hyperloop system in 2013. Their capsules will be able to accommodate a total of 164,000 passengers per day, departing every 40 seconds to the designated centre.
HTT is also set to roll out the first routes to connect Ohio with Chicago and Illinois, but is also exploring expansion to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and New York City.
The company was founded in 2013 with the aim of solving transportation problems including traffic and pollution, and from here they went to the work inspired by Musk's Boring Company and turned the vision into a digital reality, and the compact station will provide a self-rising platform that responds to natural light, airflow, heating and cooling.