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Hyperloop One conceptual renderings show what its transportation system could look like in Dubai

By Shawn Knight
Nov 9, 2016
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  1. Hyperloop One has published the first conceptual renderings of what a Hyperloop system may look like in the opulent desert city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

    Hyperloop One, formerly Hyperloop Technologies before changing its name earlier this year to avoid confusion with rival group Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, said it hopes the renderings demonstrate how seamlessly their system could fit into the urban landscape and perhaps more importantly, how “unclaustrophic” their autonomous Hyperpod passenger vehicles could be.

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +2,034

    What have they got against walking? Think of all the health benefits and money saved.
     
  3. mgwerner

    mgwerner TS Booster Posts: 33   +28

    Having lived there for several years, when it is above 40C/104F much of the year, and much higher part of the year, walking is not optimal.
     
  4. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,663   +774

    Precisely! The best example would be to take a 30 minute walk in Death Valley in the middle of the day ... you really aren't aware of the danger until you're in serious danger and if you don't carry enough water, you a dead man. On the flip side, it is great to see a country that has the expendable cash to invest in such things. Some will sit back and call them foolish, but if you don't take risks now and then you'll never see progress. Those new water taxi's that I saw yesterday also look like a risky venture that could pay off handsomely in certain areas .....
     
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +2,034

    Well they can always have vendors selling caps and ice cream along the route. Think of the little businessman. ;)
     
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  6. fktech

    fktech TS Booster Posts: 111   +34

    Been there numerous times. Never a traffic problem just bad drivers...
     
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  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Someone call the Kushan to see if any of their motherships are missing.
     

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