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Hyperloop One Test Reaches Milestone of 192 mph

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By    |   Thursday, 03 Aug 2017 10:09 AM

A Hyperloop One pod reached 192 mph during a recent test conducted outside of Las Vegas — triple the speed it reached just a few months earlier.

The test was conducted on Saturday and was the first since May, according to USA Today.

The Hyperloop One pod was made to carry passengers for above-ground travel.

In conducting the new test, engineers who worked on the pod increased its air-pressure level and tripled its electric-motor horsepower.

The electric-motor horsepower enables the pod to levitate slightly above the tracks.

After coming on the scene just three years ago, Hyperloop One's CEO Rob Lloyd said it's time to commercialize the company's technological efforts.

"We've proven that our technology works, and we're now ready to enter into discussions with partners, customers and governments around the world about the full commercialization of our Hyperloop technology," Lloyd said in a statement.

Despite the fact that the pod nearly reached 200 mph over the weekend, the company had hoped for the pod to hit 250 mph, according to Mercury News.

Nonetheless, 192 mph is still a milestone for the new tech startup -- a milestone that comes four years after SpaceX CEO Elon Musk first gave way to the Hyperloop concept.

In 2013, Musk introduced this idea of a high-tech electric train with the capability of traveling at high speeds.

Musk had his gaze set on a pod that could eventually reach 760 mph, but those expectations have since lowered to about 700 mph.

"This is the beginning, and the dawn of a new era of transportation," said Hyperloop One co-founder Shervin Pishevar. "When you hear the sound of the Hyperloop One, you hear the sound of the future."

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