Saying goodbye to that one-and-a-half-hour commute between Dubai and Abu Dhabi could come sooner than you think. Virgin Hyperloop dropped a video that gives a glimpse of what the future of transportation will look like in the UAE. The concept video takes viewers on a step-by-step hyperloop journey and comes three months after the first-ever successful hyperloop journey with real passengers.
Dubai-based logistics company DP World (DPW) is a major investor in Virgin Hyperloop and is working to lay the groundwork for a larger hyperloop transportation system that would allow passengers to travel between multiple cities.
Hyperloop technology was first proposed in 1904, though the full-scale public implementation of it has never been done. The concept involves magnetically powered pods moving at high speeds through vacuum-sealed tubes, free from the friction caused by air resistance.