Dubai: The design of the proposed transport system that promises to take commuters from Abu Dhabi to Dubai in less than 15 minutes has recently been unveiled.
A video released on Monday by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) Ideas shared snippets of the project’s design, ahead of the official launch on November 7th in Dubai.
The high-speed system, dubbed the Hyperloop One, will link the UAE capital with Dubai and drastically shorten the travel time between two cities.
“We are in a new time now where you can develop a new transportation system in very few years and change the world,” said Jacob Lange, partner of BIG, the team working on the design of the project.
The system will revolutionize the way people travel, allowing UAE passengers to traverse a 150-kilometre distance in a matter of minutes through air-cushioned pods speeding through a semi-vacuumed tube. The video shows a network of tubes on Y-shaped tilts, as well as a sneak peek of one of the pods that will pass through it.
Viewers can also check out a map that shows the future route of the Hyperloop. From the UAE capital, the link will pass through Abu Dhabi Airport, Al Maktoum Airport and Dubai Airport. There will also be connections for Khalifa Port and Jebel Ali Port.
The team working on the project has recently arrived in Dubai.
“We’re not waiting for new technology like carbon nanofiber or anything in order to do this. We have everything we need to do it and it’s a matter of doing it in the best possible way,” Lange added.
“Making the Hyperloop here would be sort of a natural step in the evolution of this place, the city and the region.”