The hyperloop is an idea thought up by Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk as a potentially new method of transportation, but apparently Musk is too busy with other things which is why he has given away the plans to the hyperloop, which in turn has spawned several companies who are attempting to turn it into a reality.

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One of those companies is Hyperloop One and just recently they held a public speed test which we’re happy to report was a huge success. The company had built a test track in the Nevada desert and according to the test’s results, they managed to send an electrically propelled sled down the track at over 100mph in just 2 seconds.

According to the company’s co-founder and executive chairman Shervin Pishevar, “The overwhelming response we’ve had already confirms what we’ve always known, that Hyperloop One is at the forefront of a movement to solve one of the planet’s most pressing problems. The brightest minds are coming together at the right time to eliminate the distances and borders that separate economies and cultures.”

The idea of the hyperloop is to create a new method of transportation that envisions sending people down a tube at high speeds, potentially allowing for high-speed transport from San Francisco to Los Angeles in as little as 30 minutes. While Hyperloop One’s test was a success, we reckon we’re still pretty far off from zipping around in tubes. In the meantime you can check out the demo in the video above courtesy of Associated Press.

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