The Hyperloop phenomenon intends to completely revolutionize transportation as we know it today. In this article, we will look at some of its key aspects, especially in the context of the UAE.
What is the Hyperloop Phenomenon
The Hyperloop phenomenon as conceived by Elon Musk involves travelling through dedicated tube tracks which are in a “near vacuum” state in pods. These pods first start off relatively slowly and then electric propulsion drives them to take on incredible speeds.
Both Passengers and Cargo
The Hyperloop phenomenon is not only meant to transport people at lightning fast speeds; it can also carry goods at superfast speeds in the same way in which it carries passengers. The method too would be the same, with the only difference being that the pods in this case would carry goods and not people.
Costs Remain a Consideration
Developing, building and implementing Hyperloop involves tremendous costs which has remained a big deterrent in its wide scale implementation. Feasibility studies between corridors where Hyperloop is being considered have to be undertaken really thoroughly to ensure that the whole project – at that particular location, does prove to be viable.
Hyperloop between Dubai and Abu Dhabi
In the context of the UAE, Hyperloop is being considered between Dubai and Abu Dhabi. It is estimated that travel time between the two cities will be cut down to as little as 12 minutes when the journey otherwise takes one hour. This drastic reduction in time taken will certainly be a big draw for a lot of users keen on travelling between the two cities as quickly as possible.
Besides the obvious challenge of cost which we have already mentioned above, building the dedicated tube tracks on which Hyperloop will run itself involves tremendous effort. The exact route, on which this will be built between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, is yet to be worked out. Moreover, the whole project has to be viable enough whereby there is adequate movement of passengers as well as goods using this Hyperloop phenomenon.
At this point, Hyperloop comes across as a dream of sorts where traveling between various key locations across the world – including between Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE, would be rendered superfast. In the US, some routes being considered include Chicago and Pittsburgh as well as Las Vegas and Reno in Nevada.
At Speedy Drive, we are certainly very excited about the way the future of transportation would unfold in times to come. Till then, continue to enjoy the wide range of vehicles that we have on offer for you to rent anytime at your convenience.