Dubai, Hyperloop One to study potential for Abu Dhabi line
Nov 09 2016
But the project announced would be simpler: There would be several stations throughout Dubai connecting the hyperloop system to Abu Dhabi.
The video compares the Hyperloop to other forms of passenger transport and basically demonstrates how it would blow them all away, touting a travel time of just 12 minutes between Dubai and the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi, situated nearly 100 miles away.
Hyperloop One co-founder Josh Giegel says it's the company's first such agreement with a transportation authority. Other countries such as Singapore and parts of Europe are also looking to build the transport system that offers breakneck speed, notesDigital Trends.
Hyperloop One is making progress on creating its high-speed transportation system for passengers in Dubai.
"The pods operate autonomously from the transporter, which means they are not limited to the portal area and can move on regular roads and pick up passengers at any point", explained the studio.
"Dubai is a city that understands global change and seizes the opportunity to pioneer", al-Tayer said.
An Emirati takes a photograph of the Hyperloop One logo with his mobile phone in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.
The work is the result of deep collaboration between Hyperloop One and BIG's fantastic team of architects and engineers. BIG calls this "travel on demand". The work is based on a detailed study of how an urban and inter-city transport network should integrate with the existing infrastructure.
These smaller pods can bring you to the hyperloop and lock in with other pods to go into the hyperloop for long distance travel, and it can also bring you to your end destination.
"We don't sell cars, boats, trains, or planes".
Hyperloop One is pressing ahead in its development of the Hyperloop despite an explosive lawsuit that was brought against the company in July by former employees, including one of the company's co-founders, Brogan BamBrogan.
"With High Speed Rail, we could reduce the journey time from London to Stoke from one hour 24 minutes to around one hour", he said.
In addition, the company has established a global partner network with industry leaders such as GE, SNCF, DP World, AECOM, Arup, Systra, Ramboll, and KPMG.
Dubai will be the first city in the world to have a fully-operational Hyperloop system and this could happen in the next five years.
Brogan BamBrogan, co-founder and former chief technology officer, and several other employees are now suing Hyperloop One on claims that the company executives allegedly misused funds, breached their fiduciary duty, violated California labor code, and even assaulted at least one employee by placing a noose on his desk seat.