Hyperloop One conducts first passenger pod trial

Aug 07, 2017, 7:12 AM EDT
(Source: Kevin Krejci/flickr)
(Source: Kevin Krejci/flickr)

Hyperloop One’s ambitions to fling passengers to thousands of miles away within a matter of minutes advanced a step further as the Los Angeles-based company tested its high-speed tubular transit pods for the first time.

The 28-feet pod, resembling a “bus with a beak,” clocked 192 mph in about 5 seconds as it raced towards the future of transportation in a 1,600 foot-long concrete tube in the Nevada desert, notes Wired.

The development marks the completion of Phase II of a project that many critics have already written off, writes Engadget. According to the company, the successful test has proved that the system is workable and not just a pipedream.