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Virgin Hyperloop co-founder says commercial trips could start in 2027

Magnetic floating pods traveling through a series of tubes sound like a scene from sci-fi movies, right? But what if they could be used for mass transport? The American transport tech company Virgin Hyperloop expects to make it happen by 2027, co-founder and Chief Executive Josh Giegel told Reuters.  The company is developing tech for passenger pods that will reach a speed up to 1,200 kilometers through almost air-free vacuum tunnels using magnetic levitation. Simply put, the pods are super-fast because the lack of air and the magnetic levitation reduce friction. They will accommodate 28 passengers, and will also be used for freight. “It…This story continues at The Next Web

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