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Hyperloop explained



Imagine traveling non-stop at up to 670 mph above land or underground.

This is Hyperloop, a new mode of transportation that has been developed by Hyperloop One.

It starts with an electric motor, which is broken up into 2 basic components: the rotor, which rotates, and the stator, which is stationary.

The stator is an electro-magnet, so when an electric current passes through it, the rotor is magnetically attracted to spin.

Unlike a normal electric motor, the Hyperloop One motor isn't circular; it's linear. And the rotor is on the pod, which is propelled magnetically as it moves over the stator.

Hyperloop One's unique technology uses magnetic levitation to guide and lift the pod off the track.

Nearly all of the air inside the Hyperloop tube is removed using a series of vacuum pumps.

This effectively creates our own sky inside the tube, as if you're quietly flying at 200,000 feet above sea level.

This reduces drag, so only the smallest amount of electricity is needed to achieve extraordinary speeds and creates a more cost and energy-efficient system than high speed rail or airline transport.

Hyperloop One will be automated by the most advanced systems in the world, allowing a safe and efficient journey that's never delayed or overbooked.

Hyperloop is the first new form of public transportation in over 100 years.

Fundamentally, it will change the way we travel, work, and live.

Welcome to the future.

Welcome to Hyperloop One.