First on "CBS This Morning", we take a look at the first private test of the Hyperloop.
Hyperloop One, along with its competitors like Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and Arrivo, aims to one day establish networks of near-vacuum tubes that shuttle passenger and cargo pods along at close to the speed of sound.
As well as revealing the completed test, the company has also shared images of the new pods (above) that'll house passengers as they whiz through the tubes (via The Verge). "Hyperloop is real, and it's here now", said Shervin Pishevar, co-founder and executive chairman of Hyperloop One.
"For the first time in over 100 years, a new mode of transportation has been introduced", said Pishevar.
Hyperloop One will continue to run tests at DevLoop in the coming months to validate its next-generation components and software.
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Again, it's more about testing their propulsion and braking system in the vacuum environment created by the hyperloop tube, it's hard to make it exciting.
In the test, Hyperloop says it's vehicle traveled the first portion of a track using magnetic levitation in a vacuum environment, and reached 70 miles per hour.
The goal of this first test was not to achieve record-breaking speeds, but to simulate the conditions of an aircraft flying at 200,000 feet. Musk didn't have the bandwidth to take on the project - apparently getting the world off fossil fuels and colonizing Mars is time consuming - but he thought it'd be a faster and cheaper alternative to California's high-speed rail project. You definitely shouldn't expect to see one of these high-speed tubes in the USA anytime soon.
The new pod design also demonstrates Hyperloop One's quick progression towards building a complete full-scale prototype.
Hyperloop One has been busy on the policy side as well, conducting a competition that got cities across the country to propose their own ideas for how to use the technology to solve transportation problems. Made of structural aluminum and a lightweight carbon fiber, the shell measures 28 feet long. The trip was barely more than five seconds long, but the Hyperloop One team - resembling a scene out of a space launch - were happy to see it go off without a hitch.