We need to start considering these ramifications of Hyperloop because the first full scale test of the technology may occur as early as April of this present year, Inverse reported. Hyperloop One executives think they may be able to hold their public test or demonstration of the technology, the Kitty Hawk moment in North Las Vegas, Nevada, in April.
The test is the thing that Hyperloop One CEO Rob Lloyd calls “the fundamental prototype”. That prototype will demonstrate the propel’s sensibility and serve as a test platform for improvements.
Hyperloop One’s management team is so confident of success that they may even open the event up to public but did not reveal a specific date, Inverse reported. They also have even bigger plans for the near future that are even more staggering.
Three Hyperloops could be Running in Five Years
“We require three routes in production in the next five years,” Lloyd told Inverse. Hyperloop One just completed the first stage of its Global Challenge and picked 35 potential routes around the world.
The teams behind the 35 routes will make presentations with Hyperloop One executives at showcases in New Delhi, Washington D.C. in like way, London. After the presentations the judges will control the choices down to around six routes.
That does not mean a Hyperloop will be built on each route. Or, of course maybe Hyperloop One will conduct feasibility studies to see if it is possible. Three of the locations will be chosen for actual Hyperloop routes.
A likely possibility is that Hyperloop One might build one passenger line, one freight course and an underwater connection to demonstrate the technology’s viability. More systems might be constructed if funds or resources become available.
We need to start considering the implications of Hyperloop now since it might in every practical sense be here. Our world might be a very different place in just a few years because of Hyperloop.