Abu Dhabi to Dubai in 12 minutes? World’s first Hyperloop coming to UAE

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Guests get a chance to view the inside of a Hyperloop tube during the first open air propulsion test at the Hyperloop One Test and Safety site on May 11, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Hyperloop One, the company behind superfast pod transportation tunnels, has signed an agreement with Dubai Roads and Transport Authority to study high-speed routes in the UAE.

The company is to produce a detailed feasibility study sponsored by the RTA that could ultimately result in travel from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in the personal pods cut to just 12 minutes.

Hyperloop One was presented to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, at the Dubai Future Accelerators conference.

"Technology is evolving and transforming how we live, yet we lack real innovation in mass transportation and the current system has stagnated. Hyperloop One is focused on transport that's far more efficient, fast and clean. It will change the dynamics of how we move goods and people," said Shervin Pishevar, executive chairman of Hyperloop One.

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"Dubai makes perfect sense for Hyperloop One because this is the 21st century's global transport hub and its leaders understand that Hyperloop One is ushering in the next era of transportation."

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