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Hyperloop One revs up funding with billionaire chair

Virgin Hyperloop One now officially has British billionaire Richard Branson as its chairman, along with $50 million more in funding for its rapid-transit development effort. The company also reported that its test pod reached a top speed of 240 mph during … Continue reading

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Virgin invests in (and rebrands) Hyperloop One

British billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Group has invested in the Hyperloop One rapid-transit venture, which will soon be rebranded as Virgin Hyperloop One, the company announced today. The arrangement was described as a global strategic partnership rather than an acquisition. … Continue reading

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Hyperloop One highlights 10 transit targets

A California startup that aims to turn tech pioneer Elon Musk’s Hyperloop rapid-transit concept into reality has chosen 10 winners in a global competition – including proposed routes stretching from Chicago to Pittsburgh, Cheyenne to Denver, Dallas to Houston and Miami … Continue reading

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Hyperloop One celebrates full-system test

Hyperloop One showed off the results of its first full-system test of a magnetically levitating rail vehicle in a vacuum environment, and said its next round of testing will target speeds of 250 mph. The crucial test for Phase 1 of … Continue reading

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Pacific Hyperloop touts Seattle-Portland link

A fledgling venture called Pacific Hyperloop is kicking off its effort to win support for a high-speed transit link between Seattle and Portland, using the Hyperloop system envisioned by SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk. The plan calls for creating a network … Continue reading

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Hyperloop One zooms through speed test

The newly renamed Hyperloop One venture sent an electrically propelled sled down a Nevada test track at speeds that went beyond 100 mph in just two seconds, marking the public debut of its rapid-transit propulsion system. Hundreds of journalists and VIPs … Continue reading

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Hyperloop One gets an $80 million boost

Forget Hyperloop Technologies: Now the company is called Hyperloop One, and it’s backed by $80 million in new investment from heavy hitters including Khosla Ventures, GE Ventures and the French high-speed rail company SNCF. Today’s unveiling of the new name and … Continue reading

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