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Virgin Hyperloop has announced a new technology that significantly reduces travel time.

The company said that the residents of Jeddah, for example, will be able in the future to reach Mecca, or vice versa, within 5 minutes, while travelers to Riyadh from Jeddah can arrive in less than an hour, according to the newspaper, “Okaz”.

The company revealed that its advanced hyperloop technology can transport passengers comfortably, safely and quietly, at speeds of up to 1,078 kilometers per hour, through passenger compartments (capsules) at high speed through electric propulsion.

Earlier, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, CEO of DP World, revealed that the “Hyperloop” technology, which can transport passengers at rocket speed, may become a reality before 2030, noting that the first country to launch this technology will be Saudi Arabia or India. .

And according to what the newspaper “Sabq” reported, a high-speed transportation system, which can reduce travel times between cities to less than half an hour, is currently being developed by many companies, including Virgin Hyperloop, in which the port operator owns , based in .

The name of the Kingdom was associated with this new technology, as the Saudi Ministry of Transport signed a contract with the company in early 2020, for a preliminary study on the use of Hyperloop technology in the field of transporting passengers and goods in the Kingdom.

Virgin Hyperloop is building a transportation system that can push passenger or cargo capsules at speeds of more than 1,000 km per hour, or three times faster than high-speed rail, and ten times faster than conventional rail. of $400 million from investors, including DP World.

In 2019, Virgin Hyperloop announced a study to build the world’s longest hyperloop test site, with a length of 35 km, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through the Public Investment Fund, to reduce travel time, not only in all parts of the Kingdom, but all over the world. across the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Source: Okaz + Previously

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