Aditya MadanapalleNov 07, 2016 15:17:56 IST
Hyperloop One based on the Hyperloop design by Elon Musk is announcing something big on November 8. In a teaser video uploaded on YouTube, showcases the travel times between Dubai and several other cities. The travel time to Abu Dhabi in the UAE is 12 minutes. It is a 27 minute trip to Muscat in Oman, 23 minutes to Doha in Qatar and 48 minutes to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. The video shows a Hyperloop transport going faster than an aircraft.
The distance and time allows us to calculate the average speed between the two locations. If the Dubai to Abu Dhabi trip is taken as a base, the average speed of the Hyperloop transport comes to around 800 kilometres per hour. The teaser had a cameo appearance from India as well, with a pentagonal formation of loops. There is one large circuit that goes through Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Silvassa, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata and back to Hyderabad. There is a line from Bengaluru to Puducherry to Hyderabad. This is how long the hops on each segment would take.
Pune to Mumbai: 9 minutes
Mumbai to Silvassa: 10 minutes 3 seconds
Silvassa to Ahmedabad: 23 minutes 10 seconds
Ahmedabad to Jaipur: 40 minutes 34 seconds
Jaipur to New Delhi: 17 minutes 37 seconds
New Delhi to Lucknow: 31 minutes 16 seconds
Lucknow to Kolkata: 1 hour 6 minutes 31 seconds
Kolkata to Hyderabad: 1 hour 28 minutes 48 seconds
Hyderabad to Pune: 37 minutes 57 seconds
Bengaluru to Puducherry: 20 minutes 6 seconds
Puducherry to Hyderabad: 46 minutes 52 seconds
That is a total of 5229 kilometres of Hyperloop tracks, and visiting all the stops once would be a non stop journey of 6 hours 32 minutes and 10 seconds. By contrast the high speed bullet train being planned between Mumbai and Ahmadabad is expected to have a top speed of 300 kilometres per hour. The Hyperloop transport system uses transport modules that are levitating over tracks and travel in vacuum sealed pipes that can go at extremely high speeds because of minimal friction and air resistance.
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