By Neil Halligan
Hyperloop’s teaser video suggests that it could take 48 minutes to travel from Dubai to Riyadh
Hyperloop One, the ultra-fast transportation system that is being developed in the UAE, could be rolled out across the Gulf region.
The futuristic mode of transport involves using magnets to levitate pods inside an airless tube, creating conditions in which the floating pods shuttle people and cargo at speeds of up to 750 miles per hour.
Currently being developed in the UAE by Hyperloop One, the new transportation system could cut journey times between Abu Dhabi and Dubai to 12 minutes.
Ahead of its press conference in Dubai tomorrow, Hyperloop One has released a new teaser video and included projected journey times between Dubai and some capital cities in the Gulf region - an indication that the high-speed project could be deployed across the GCC.
Hyperloop One, in its video, has said it will take 48 minutes to travel from Dubai to Riyadh; 23 minutes to travel from Dubai to Doha and 27 minutes to travel from Dubai to Muscat.
The concept originated in a paper by Tesla Motors chief executive Elon Musk in 2013, who envisioned it whisking passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes.