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суббота, 31 декабря 2016 г.

Abu Dhabi-Dubai in 10 minutes: the crazy bet to Hyperloop

Dubai and Abu Dhabi could become the first cities in the world to benefit from the futuristic transportation Hyperloop, a tube in which passengers can travel 1200 km / h.

In a few years, it will only take 10 minutes instead of an hour and a half to cover the 150 kilometers between Dubai Abu Dhabi if the system futuristic high-speed transport Hyperloop born between the two major cities United Arab Emirates.
The start of this project was given Tuesday with the signing of an agreement between the Authority of Roads and Transport (RTA) of Dubai and the Californian company Hyperloop One . With this "historic agreement", "we will begin to evaluate (the possibility) to provide the first global system Hyperloop" said Rob Lloyd, head of the US company, at a press conference in Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower the world (828 meters).

A trip to 1200 km / h

Revolutionary Hyperloop of propelling through a tube passengers at high speed capsule. A first test of this propulsion system was conducted in May in the US Nevada desert for commercialization in 2020-2021, according to Josh Giegel, responsible for the engineering firm founded in 2014. The capsules were reach a speed of 1200 km / h.

Hyperloop the network could then be extended to the region, putting Dubai 50 minutes from Riyadh, the Saudi capital, a plane now reached in two hours. For now, no budget and no timetable has been mentioned for the effective implementation of the system but, according to Mr. Lloyd, it would be possible, "from a technical point of view, to have a Hyperloop One system built in the UAE in the next five years. "


For his part, the CEO of RTA, Mattar Al Tayer, said the cost of construction would be an "important factor" for "such a strategic decision," in addition to issues of security and market research.

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