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Virgin aims to revolutionize way people travel using futuristic magnetic levitation pods Updated: 2021-05-10 10:02:06 KST

In the near future, you might be able to travel from Seoul to Busan in about 16 minutes and from Paris to Berlin in an hour by train.
American transport tech company Virgin Hyperloop is developing magnetic floating pods that whoosh through a series of air-free vacuum tunnels, aiming to revolutionize the way people travel.
The center of operations for Virgin Hyperloop sits in the desert just north of Las Vegas where a long white metal tube lies at the base of the mountains.
There are two seats inside a pod that travels through the tube at airline speeds.

"We've got an almost suede type of interior here, all again with the idea to make it appear large, give that feeling of airiness. We've got the door here with a nice window at the front so this was the area that we could see ourselves traveling down the tube, which was that moment you actually knew it was happening."

He added that Virgin aims to go from a two-passenger pod to ultimately a 28 passenger pod.
In November, the first passenger ride was completed propelling down a 500 meter tunnel.
The company expects to make it commercial starting in 2027.
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