A full-scale test of a hyperloop system was completed in May in the Nevada desert by Hyperloop One, a second company working on the transport system. A test sled reached a speed of 70 miles per hour while travelling for 5.3 seconds through a tube.
The most recent test of the system at the end of July saw a pod travel as fast as 190 miles per hour and reach a maximum distance of 437 meters.
“Farther and faster was our mantra for this phase, and our XP-1 test pod went 4.5 times farther and three times faster than our initial runs in May,” said Josh Giegel and Shervin Pishevar, co-founders of Hyperloop One, in a blog post.
“With each test, you go a little farther, a little faster, and bring the Hyperloop a lot closer to reality.”