Debunking the hype around hyperloop

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha and D. Raghunandan of the Delhi Science Forum discuss the recent test of Virgin’s Hyperloop that was conducted outside Las Vegas, and the doubts around its feasibility

November 22, 2020 by Newsclick

Virgin’s Hyperloop conducted a test in the desert of Nevada outside Las Vegas. The use of magnetic levitation is touted as a significant improvement in transportation technology. But the experiment itself has left many unconvinced about its speed, cost-effectiveness, safety, and necessity. Much of Europe is well connected with high-speed railways already. Richard Branson and his fellow tech giant Elon Musk have used this experiment in an attempt to bulk up the stocks and draw investment for this venture.