Back in August, we reported that Dubai will be the first city to get the Hyperloop mode of transportation. They had signed a deal with DP World (a port operator) to increase efficiency at the port. This time though, it looks like that is being extended to commercial transport too. The signed a deal with Dubai Roads and Transport Authority to conduct a study into high speed routes around the United Arab Emirates (UAE) which means future journeys from Abu Dhabi to Dubai could be achieved in 12 minutes. The same journey by road currently takes 2 hours and by rail, 1 hour 30 minutes.
At the agreement signing event, Shervin Pishevar who is the executive chairman of Hyperloop One said Ruler of Dubai, at the Dubai Future Accelerators conference.
“Technology is evolving and transforming how we live, yet we lack real innovation in mass transportation and the current system has stagnated. Hyperloop One is focused on transport that’s far more efficient, fast and clean.”
Back in May, they carried out a test in the Nevada desert of the concept which involved capsules that can seat up to 100 people comfortably.
Home to some of the world’s most amazing architecture, Dubai is known for crazy ideas such as this and it looks like they’ll get something crazy and efficient soon.