Virgin Hyperloop Successfully Performed The First Manned Test

virgin hyperloop has successfully conducted first manned test
virgin hyperloop has successfully conducted first manned test

Virgin Hyperloop trains, which could reach a speed of 1000 kilometers per hour, moved for the first time with passengers inside. The test did not take place at the maximum speed the train could reach, but even that was very important for the company. The first passengers of the train, which can go at unprecedented speed, were the company's co-founder and number one responsible for passenger experience.

The first manned test of the test train had two passengers. These passengers were Josh Giegel, co-founder of the company, and Sara Luchian, who was responsible for the company's passenger experience. The test, in which the train reached a maximum speed of 160 km / h, ended without any problems. Moreover, the passengers seemed satisfied with their test journey.

Virgin Hyperloop's first manned test took place at the track called "DevLoop" in the US state of Las Vegas. This track, which is 500 meters long and 3,3 meters in diameter, has hosted more than 400 tests to date. However, the test carried out yesterday was of an unprecedented importance. Because the company, for the first time in its history, has carried out a test involving passengers.

Company officials used a tren capsule, also known as XP-2, for manned testing. This capsule, which can carry 23 passengers in its full size, was made into a small prototype for testing. The prototype, which weighs 2,5 tons, is about 5 meters long. The interior is designed in a stylish and functional way. We can only clearly state that the interior design resembles a remote vehicle rather than a train. (Source: Webtekno / Eray Kalelioglu)

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