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Futuristic high-speed transport system Hyperloop One has carried out a successful test in the Nevada desert.
Hyperloop One is a new technology under development where passengers are loaded into a pod and then travel through a low-pressure tube at speeds of up to 700 miles per hour.
The technology, if successful, could cut travel times between London and Manchester to around 47 minutes.
The company said it had successfully completed its second phase of testing of its first-generation pod, known as Hyperloop One XP, which reached speeds of up to 192mph compared with a speed of just 69mph during the first test.
The pod also travelled further than in the previous test covering 1,433 feet compared with 315 feet in a tube that was depressurised to the equivalent of 200,000 feet above sea level.
Shervin Pishevar, co-founder of Hyperloop One, said: “We’re excited to finally show the world the XP-1 going into the Hyperloop One tube. When you hear the sound of the Hyperloop One, you hear the sound of the future.”
Hyperloop One CEO Rob Lloyd added: “We’ve proven that our technology works, and we’re now ready to enter into discussions with partners, customers and governments around the world about the full commercialisation of our Hyperloop technology.”
View the video below to see how Hyperloop works: