Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), one of the companies building the super-fast transport system thought up by billionaire Elon Musk, has unveiled the magnetic technology that will allow the pods to levitate and move.
Hyperloop works by transporting a number of passengers in capsules that would be propelled by magnets at a speed of 760 miles per hour – and plans to take you from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes.
The "Hyperloop Levitation System" was developed by Lawrence Livermore National Labs and HTT has been working with the researchers to build the system. HTT has exclusively licensed the system for their Hyperloop project.
Hyperloop's pods will be propelled by an electric motor and the magnetic field created by permanent magnets will help the capsules levitate. The transport method will hit speeds of 760 miles per hour. When the pods decelerate, the energy created will be used to recharge the batteries of the motor.