How fast can you travel from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh? Try 45 mins. . .
A new ground transport technology will literally fly you around in no time.
Hyperloop, An ultra-high-speed ground transportation system proposed in 2013 by Elon Musk, is coming to the UAE with a contract signed by Aldar Properties and Hyperloop TT.
The construction site is located in Aldar’s Seih Al Sdeirah landbank in Abu Dhabi and close to the residential development Alghadeer.
It is located on the border of the Emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, close to the Expo 2020 site and Al Maktoum International Airport.
Where is this thing going and at what speeds
Regionally, at 1,200 Km/h
Hyperloop claims to be 1,200km/h, and the distance of 900km from the looks of it will come to 45 minutes from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh!
The world’s first commercial Hyperloop system of 10km in critical development area between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, HyperloopTT said in a release.
HyperloopTT plans construction of the line in several phases within the ten-kilometer allocation, with further development aimed at creating a commercial Hyperloop network across the Emirates and beyond.
“This agreement creates the basis for the first commercial Hyperloop system in the world here in the Emirates, with the goal of eventually connecting Abu Dhabi to Al Ain, Dubai, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,” said Bibop Gresta, Chairman of HyperloopTT. “With regulatory support, we hope the first section will be operational in time for Expo 2020.”
Building a hyperloop system, on average, costs anywhere between $20-$40 million dollars per km with estimated ROI from 8-10 years but varies according to population density, so that in places like India, ROI takes less time as more people use the system.
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc. (HTT) is an innovative transportation and technology company focused on realizing the Hyperloop, a system that moves people and goods at unprecedented speeds safely, efficiently, and sustainably.
Through the use of unique, patented technology and an advanced business model of lean collaboration, open innovation, and integrated partnership, HyperloopTT is creating and licensing technologies