Virgin Hyperloop One Releases Hyperloop Passenger App


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We’re driving through the desert, about 40 minutes outside of Las Vegas and the hustle of CES 2018, when Hyperloop One Marketing SVP Ryan Kelly points to the facility on the horizon.

I’m heading to the Devloop, the very same full-scale test facility where Virgin Hyperloop One’s engineers were able to test the high-speed transportation technology at speeds up to 240 miles per hour. This is the first time that press has been allowed at the site in over a year and a half, and we’re about to get a close look at what they’ve been up to.

The app was developed using Here’s detailed location, mapping and navigation capabilities for 136 countries, public transit information for more than 1,300 cities, and 3-D indoor and venue maps.

It will be made available to the public sometimes this year.

“Hyperloop is not just about A to B; it’s an end-to-end passenger experience — that means no waiting at any point along the journey,” said Virgin Hyperloop One Senior Vice President of Engineering Matt Jones in a statement.

Meanwhile, Virgin Hyperloop One is showing off the XP-1 pod used in the company’s phase three testing last month at its DevLoop full-scale hyperloop test site in the Nevada desert, where it reached record speeds of 240 miles per hour.

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