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Virgin Hyperloop reveals passenger experience on high-speed trains
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Virgin Hyperloop has revealed what a 45-minute trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco is going to look like.
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Last week, the mass transportation company — owned by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group — released images and a concept video showing how passengers can expect to experience its new high-speed transport system.
In the video, Virgin Hyperloop shows off what its portals — almost like futuristic train stations — and pods — like futuristic train cars — will look like.
Though a pod can only hold 28 people, the video appears to show multiple pods traveling at once through the hyperloop tubes.
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The pods themselves have recessed seat wells, a raised aisle and travel information displays while incorporating greenery and wood textures into the design, according to a press release from the Virgin Hyperloop.
“Designing a new mode of transportation from scratch is both an opportunity and a responsibility,” Sara Luchian, Virgin Hyperloop’s Director of Passenger Experience said in a statement. “Hyperloop technology – and what it enables – is paradigm-shifting. It follows that the passenger experience should be nothing short of extraordinary.”
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Hyperloop pods use “an attractive electromagnetic force, powered by onboard batteries,” to levitate from the top of the hyperloop tube, the company website says.