An ultra-high-speed train that travels like a jet would significantly cut travel time between Dubai and Abu Dhabi to just about 12 minutes, from the current 90 minutes.
This innovation, using a futuristic mode of vacuum tube-based transport, would lead to an estimated savings of $800 million in lost working hours, according to proponents.
On Saturday, the Dubai Media Office tweeted a video of what it stated was the first pod prototype for Dubai’s proposed Hyperloop — which resembles a train but travels at the speed of a jet aircraft, zooming up to 1,200 kph (about 745 mph).
.@Seeker: A look at the first pod prototype for #Dubai’s proposed 700mph Hyperloop. Travel time from Dubai to Abu Dhabi would take just 12 minutes, compared to an hour & a half otherwise. That would save an estimated $800 million in lost working hours. pic.twitter.com/itk8v0Fhay
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) June 23, 2018
In April, the Dubai-based ports operator DP World announced it would formally partner with Virgin Hyperloop One to build ultra high-speed cargo delivery systems around the world.
Source: Gulf News