A video revealing a Hyperloop transportation system that would shuttle passengers between Dubai and Abu Dhabi in 15 minutes was released this week.
Hyperloop technology is the brainchild of billionaire business magnate and investor Elon Musk of Tesla and Space X.
Essentially, the Hyperloop train will shoot capsules at high speeds through a nearly complete vacuum inside a large-scale tube. When implemented, the technology could drastically decrease required transport time, allowing cities to become more like metro stops than distant destinations.
Currently, several different companies are vying to develop the technology in different parts of the world. The technology is open-sourced–Musk published it in a 57-page alpha white paper on in 2014.
In August, it was revealed that the UAE could very possibly be the first place in the world where the Hyperloop is built on a large scale and put to commercial use.
“We are in a new time now where you can develop a new transportation system in very few years and change the world,” Jacob Lange, director of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) Ideas, a Danish firm working on implementing Hyperloop One in the United Arab Emirates, said in the video.
“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.”
In the video, BIG Ideas shares digital animations, renderings and maps of how Hyperloop One will function in the UAE.
“This is about creating a love for the new possibilities out there. Suddenly you can live in a forest, take the Hyperloop into work everyday and its only going to take 10 minutes,” Lange said.
“You spread out the possibilities for everybody to live where they want: by the sea, by the water, in the forest, wherever.”
The full designs and plans for the Hyperloop One are slated to be revealed on Nov. 7.