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Hyperloop train prototype launched to world in Cadiz

Crowds appreciate the prototype.
Crowds appreciate the prototype. / SUR
  • The Andalusian company has built the 30-metre-long vehicle from carbon fibre

Airtificial's factory, in Puerto de Santa María, Cadiz, was this week the scene of the global unveiling of a prototype hyperloop train planned to travel at 1,200 km/h, almost the speed of sound. The Andalusian company has built the 30-metre-long vehicle from carbon fibre and it can take 28-34 people and will travel inside specially-built tubes. It will be handed to American clients, HTT, who will begin tests in France.

China and Saudi Arabia are said to be interested. A rival, Virgin Hyperloop One, plans to do its testing in Antequera, Malaga.