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Virgin Hyperloop One app demos how pod travel will fit your life

Virgin Hyperloop One app demos how pod travel will fit your life

If Hyperloop is to succeed as a transportation option, it needs to be more than just a fast train carriage in a tube: it needs to fit seamlessly into an overall travel ecosystem. That's just what Virgin Hyperloop One is aiming to show off at CES 2018 today, bringing along not only its first-generation pod but showcasing an app that it says could preview how the high-speed transportation might fit in with other transit options.

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Virgin Hyperloop One makes Richard Branson its Chairman

Virgin Hyperloop One makes Richard Branson its Chairman

Hyperloop One, now called Virgin Hyperloop One, has named Richard Branson as its new Chairman, this announcement following an investment into the company by Branson's Virgin Group back in October. In addition to revealing Branson's new role in the company, Virgin Hyperloop One has announced a new series of funding and details about its latest round of testing, during which the company says its achieved "historic test speeds."

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Virgin Hyperloop One sees billionaire Branson back Elon Musk’s tech

Virgin Hyperloop One sees billionaire Branson back Elon Musk’s tech

There are some big changes going on with Hyperloop One today. Hyperloop and Virgin have announced a new partnership that will see Virgin Group founder Richard Branson joining Hyperloop One's board. Not only that, but a new investment from Branson and Virgin Group are bringing about a bit of a name change at the offices of Hyperloop.

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Tesla tests out Hyperloop pusher pod to 220mph

Tesla tests out Hyperloop pusher pod to 220mph

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has posted an image and a video to Instagram talking about the recent test that was conducted of the Hyperloop pusher pod. Musk says that the test involved sending the pusher pod alone down the tube just to see what it would do. That pusher pod wasn't pushing any student pods in this test.

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Elon Musk’s Hyperloop plans are an unsurprising surprise

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop plans are an unsurprising surprise

Elon Musk may not have set out to build a Hyperloop, but it looks like the allure of putting those Boring Company digging machines to work is too much for the ambitious billionaire. Having watched - interested, but maintaining that he was too busy with SpaceX and Tesla to get involved himself - from the sidelines as startups like Hyperloop One tackled with the technical and regulatory issues around putting humans in bullet-like pods and blasting them at high speed through underground tunnels, it now seems he can't resist giving it a go himself.

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Hyperloop puts the pod in the tube, and you have to watch what happened

Hyperloop puts the pod in the tube, and you have to watch what happened

A year ago, Hyperloop One successfully completed its first phase of testing. Now, 15 months later, the company has announced the completion of Phase 2, with plenty of new Hyperloop records being set in this second round of testing. In fact, the results from Phase 2 vastly exceed the results from Phase 1 in many cases.

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Elon Musk Hyperloop for 29 min NY-DC ride given go-ahead [Updated]

Elon Musk Hyperloop for 29 min NY-DC ride given go-ahead [Updated]

Elon Musk's ambitious Hyperloop tunnel digging plan has been given the green light to go digging on the East Coast, potentially cutting the trip from New York to Washington D.C. to under half an hour. The news, described by Musk this morning as "verbal government approval" on Twitter, is yet to be confirmed by transport regulators. However, it's a considerable step forward in what initially seemed like a joke by the eccentric billionaire.

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SpaceX Hyperloop pod competition delayed until 2017

SpaceX Hyperloop pod competition delayed until 2017

As testing on Hyperloop, SpaceX's high-tech, high-speed transportation system of the future, progresses, the Elon Musk-founded company has announced a delay in the ongoing competition for the design of the pod vehicles. The contest was originally scheduled to be held later this summer, but will now take place in January 2017, giving the participated teams more time to work on their designs.

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This is what a passenger Hyperloop’s interior may look like

This is what a passenger Hyperloop’s interior may look like

The passenger version of the Hyperloop, the hopeful transportation tube of the future, could get travelers from one coast to another at breakneck speeds. This means days' worth of travel will be accomplished in hours, and those hours will be spent in a windowless tube where a certain level of comfort will be needed to keep everyone calm and patient. Newly released renders of what the interior may look like, though, are already inspiring anxiety.

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Hyperloop One’s first big propulsion test was a success

Hyperloop One’s first big propulsion test was a success

The future of transportation is, according to Hyperloop One, firing you body at high speed through a pipe, and it just ran the first trial on the way there. The company - formerly known as Hyperloop Technologies - has successfully demonstrated an open-air test in North Las Vegas, Nevada, that although short is nonetheless impressive.

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Browser game tests you to survive Elon Musk’s Hyperloop

Browser game tests you to survive Elon Musk’s Hyperloop

Excited by the prospect of high-speed travel by riding in a pod through airless tubes in Elon Musk's concept of the Hyperloop? Want to give it a try now? Well, there's a 8-bit styled web browser game that has you navigating a pod with the hope of keeping it one piece. Called Break-a-Pod, it's ridiculously hard in a similar way as Flappy Bird was, but it was actually created by a team that's building a pod prototype with the hope of bringing it to SpaceX, the company behind Hyperloop.

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Elon Musk shares idea for vertical take-off electric plane

Elon Musk shares idea for vertical take-off electric plane

As the CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk is responsible for groundbreaking changes in both the auto and space markets, but he may now be turning his eye towards aviation. When speaking at the Hyperloop Pod competition held over the weekend at Texas A&M University, Musk commented that the idea of an electric plane capable of taking off vertically is something he's been focusing on recently.

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