Engine test Hyperloop transport system on the ground in the Nevada desert, may 11, 2016
On the ground in the Nevada desert Wednesday, may 11, successfully tested a motor of the transport system Hyperloop, reports Reuters. Controlled electromagnets truck the size of a car on the first test reached a speed of 160 km/h.
Truck was put on the track, then it sped up with the help of electromagnets. Over the Hyperloop project, a team of businessman and inventor, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors Elon musk, whose fortune Forbes estimates at U.S. $10.7 billion (94th place in the global ranking of billionaires).
Hyperloop — a high-speed train project, which will move in the vacuum tube and to cover the distance from San Francisco to Los Angeles (about 600 km) in 30 minutes. Was launched in 2013 and will be of a tube from which the air is pumped out, making it theoretically possible to transport people and goods at the speed of sound. The total cost of the project was estimated at $6 billion.
As previously wrote RBC, the vacuum trains project invested by the Russian Foundation Caspian VC Partners (CVC) co-owner of Summa group, Ziyavudin Magomedov. During the current round of investment Hyperloop has attracted $80 million in Addition to Fund Magomedov, means to project the Mask has invested Sherpa Ventures, EightVC, ZhenFund, which has already invested in it, as well as a number of new investors: 137 Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Fast Digital, Western Technology Investment (WTI), SNCF, GE Ventures and the French national railway company.
The total investment in Hyperloop is about $100 million.