The state authorities of North Carolina are interested in the possibility of building Hyperloop on its territory. Theoretically, this fundamentally new type of transport can move at a speed of about 1100 km/h.
Yesterday, July 12, Virgin Hyperloop One and the North Carolina Transportation Alliance announced the start of research in the region. Note that it still has to take a very long time before Hyperloop becomes a reality. At this stage, Richard Branson’s company is working to certify this technology for transporting people. This is a long process, Virgin Hyperloop One plans to get certified by 2023, and build its first platform by 2029.
Recall that in May 2019, Virgin Hyperloop One attracted 172 million dollars. And before that, Branson was negotiating with representatives of the royal family of Saudi Arabia, who wanted to invest in his company about 1 billion US dollars. But after the Saudi Arabia authorities killed Washington Post journalist, the Virgin Hyperloop One refused to cooperate with them.
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