Trivandrum-Bangalore Corridor Among 'Hyperloop One' Global Challenge Semi-finalists!
Hyperloop One is a new way to move people and things at airline speeds for the price of a bus ticket. Its new high-speed ground transport system that can theoretically cover 1100Km in just 30 minutes.
Although still in concept, the company wants to make Hyperloop a reality in the near future. In May 2016, Hyperloop One launched a Global Challenge as an open call to individuals, universities, companies and governments to develop comprehensive proposals for using Hyperloop. Now they have released the locations of the 35 remaining semi-finalist teams for its Hyperloop One Global Challenge and one of location is Trivandrum.
Out of the 35 semi-finalists worldwide, five locations are in India and one of the corridors for Hyperloop in the semi-finalist round is Bangalore-Trivandrum. Other four corridors include – Chennai-Bangalore, Port connector, Mumbai-Chennai and Mumbai-Delhi.
The remaining teams will now be reviewed by Hyperloop One’s panel of experts in transportation, technology, economics and innovation. The Global Challenge showcase event will be in India on February 28th in New Delhi.
The semi-finalists come from 17 countries, representing every continent except Antarctica. The US has 11 teams left, India 5 and the U.K. four.
Hyperloop One a futuristic mode of transpiration to move passengers and cargo between two points immediately, safely, efficiently, and sustainably.
In Hyperloop, passengers are loaded into pods and fired through vacuum tubes at more than 1,000km/h which is the average speed of a Passenger jet. By pumping the air out of the tubes, the train can travel without resistance, allowing high speeds using less energy than a conventional train. So, imagine that you can travel from Mumbai to Delhi in under 90 minutes.