5 entries from India selected for Hyperloop One’s ultra-fast train

By : |January 11, 2017 0

Since the US-based startup, Hyperloop One made the announcement of creating an ultra-fast rail system which runs 760 mph, several countries and government have sent entries to bring the fastest train to their country. And out of those 2600 entries, Hyperloop One has selected 35 entries, which includes five entries from India.

At CES 2017, Rob Lloyd, CEO of Hyperloop One confirmed the news to VentureBeat that the company has listed 35 entries, received from 17 countries. Notably, 25 entries out of 35 were government supported.

Rob Lloyd, the CEO of Hyperloop One said, “The Hyperloop One Global Challenge unleashed ideas from some of the world’s most creative engineers and planners, who care as much as we do about the future of transportation. These are all solutions that can make a real and immediate social and economic impact. The finalists are expected to be selected by May.”

The US currently has 11 entries, India has five, the UK has four. Some of the notable proposed sites include Los Angeles to Ensenada (US), London to Edinburgh (UK) and Madrid to Tangiers (ES).

The report also stated that “these semi-finalists will get an opportunity to present models, maps, renderings and videos of their proposals,” after which the final list will be released in May.

The semi-finalists will now have to showcase their proposals in three upcoming dates: February 28 in New Delhi, India, April 6 in Washington D.C., and April 27 in London, UK.

Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has also signed an agreement to explore Hyperloop routes for a transport system between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, reducing the journey time to mere 12 minutes.

Hyperloop One is also building a 137-acre Apex test and safety site in North Las Vegas, Nevada. The company is expected to unveil the result within next few months.

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