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Dubai To Abu Dhabi in 12 minutes with Hyperloop

By Luka Vukovic
Staff Reporter
The Pawprint

We already have driverless and electrical cars, flying taxis and now, we have the newest “Hyperloop” that will transport you from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in just 12 minutes. The company behind this initiative is Elon Musk’s Boring Co.

Hyperloop is a new technology for transport which consists of pods or containers traveling at high speeds through a tube that has been pumped into a near-vacuum. The train pods would either float using magnetic repulsion technology or float using air pressure or pumps, similar to how pucks travel across an air hockey table.

With so little friction in the tunnel, the pods would be able to travel at immense speeds with a projected top speed of 760 miles per hour (mph). The pod launches using electric motors, and then floats using magnets.

The Hyperloop is essentially an expansion on many high speed trains that already are in popular use, such as the Japanese bullet train Maglev, which is capable of exceeding speeds of 375 mph. Those trains use magnet technology to minimize friction from rails, and that lets them go so fast. The Hyperloop takes this technology and improves it by adding the vacuum environment, to nearly eliminate air resistance, allowing for a much faster speed.

The first service will run between Dubai and Abu Dhabi which will be capable of taking travelers between the two cities in record time – 12 minutes.

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