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Maharashtra applies brakes on Hyperloop

“Let it happen somewhere else. Let it become successful for at least a 10 km distance somewhere abroad”. Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said on Friday that the state government will consider pursuing Hyperloop only after it is shown to be practicable in other countries.

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Hyperloop Transportation

Twists, turns, bridges, tunnels could complicate Western Pa. Hyperloop

Tunneling and bridging bring additional costs to a project that, in Ohio, will mostly consist of standard, flat rails built across the region. When dealing with hyperloop speeds, that path also has to be as straight as can be, which could prevent the rail from winding through Appalachian terrain to reach its destination.

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Virgin Hyperloop

Hyperloop travel looks cushy, thanks to BMW Designworks

BMW Designworks, the automaker’s creative consultancy, partnered with Virgin Hyperloop One to give its Dubai hyperloop a full-scale prototype interior for UAE Innovation Month. The result is something you might find in a first-class airplane cabin, albeit without windows.

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Hyper Poland is one of semifinalists in the Global Challenge by Hyperloop One

The Hyperloop Poland team adapted its route from a 2012 feasibility study for an $8 billion high-speed rail project that was suspended by the federal government in 2014. That bullet train’s speed-to-cost ratio was deemed “dissatisfying,” but Hyperloop offers speeds 2-3 times faster than high-speed rail and can be built for two-thirds of the cost while fitting into narrower rights of way that trains cannot.

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