virgin hyperloop has claimed history was made yesterday in the nevada desert, following the first successful passenger ride test of its BIG-designed pod.
‘for the past few years, the virgin hyperloop team has been working on turning its groundbreaking technology into reality,’ said sir richard branson, founder of the virgin group. ‘with today’s successful test, we have shown that this spirit of innovation will in fact change the way people everywhere live, work, and travel in the years to come.’
the test took place at virgin hyperloop’s 500 meter DevLoop test site in las vegas, where the company has previously run over 400 unoccupied tests. the first people in the world to ride on this new form of transportation were josh giegel, co-founder and CTO; and sara luchian, director of passenger experience. the two occupants — who look delighted in the pictures — made their maiden voyage on the newly-unveiled XP-2 vehicle, designed by BIG – bjarke ingels group and kilo design.
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