New Video Shows Hyperloop Tubes Sitting in the Nevada Desert

Elon Musk’s vision of the Hyperloop — a lightning-fast transportation system that would shuttle passengers at speeds nearing 700-mph using low pressure tubes and air compressors — is slowly coming to fruition in the Nevada desert.

In fact, the first ever Hyperloop tubes are neatly lined up in a ditch, waiting to be assembled and then later tested by Hyperloop Technologies at a site in North Las Vegas.

Hyperloop Technologies is a private company based in Los Angeles that’s endeavoring — separately from Musk — to construct a functional Hyperloop track by 2021, says CEO Rob Lloyd. But, as with any shimmering piece of innovation that sounds great on paper, Hyperloop Technologies has to vet its equipment, and start testing it this year at a test track in the Nevada desert.

Although the tubes currently look like generic construction material surrounded by swaths of dirt, they’re intended to make history.

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