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Pods zooming through tubes – travel of the future is closer than you think

09 February 2016


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Imagine dumping your car, regular metro or train ride, and travelling in a 
pod flying through tubes – science fiction or reality?

“It sounds like science fiction, but it’s not; it is real and happening,” 
Brogan Bambrogan, CTO & Co-founder of Hyperloop, told delegates at the 
2016 World Government Summit. “We are doing the hardcore engineering 
to bring this technology from the drawing board to real hardware into 
reality.”

He continued to explain that a full system test is happening in Nevada in 
the United States by the end of this year, and as a result, the transport 
system of the future could change landscapes within five to six years. 
What’s more it could be priced as an affordable travel ticket within 10 
years.

“The aired pods are an extremely smooth, comfortable, safe and fast ride 
– like in an elevator [but] with no stops – taking you directly to your 
destination and easily added when passengers require them. 

“They are extremely efficient and could be built over-and under-ground,” 
adding that it would take as little as 15 minutes to get from Abu Dhabi to 
Dubai.