As part of the GITEX 2019, Virgin Hyperloop One and the Government of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) have unveiled the Dubai Hyperloop. One’s first prototype pods that will be used to transfer passengers between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
The pods will be divided into gold and silver classes, and will feature windowless interiors equipped with broadcasting and display technologies, leather seats, and interactive entertainment systems. Upon completion, the Dubai Hyperloop will be transferring approximately 10,000 passengers per hour, to and from each city, in just 12 minutes. In comparison, the same trip currently takes approximately one-and-a-half hours by car.
The hyperloop is part of RTA’s initiatives for Dubai Future Accelerators. RTA and Virgin Hyperloop One have made considerable progress in the technical, engineering, and economic feasibility study of the project,” said Mattar Al Tayer, director general and chairman of the boards of executive directors of RTA in a news release. “Progress made also included identifying the routes for operating the hyperloop along with its initial design model, which will be exhibited for the first time in the world.