Hyperloop Nevada: The Hyperloop is coming to Las Vegas: Elon Musk’s radical transport system will be tested in Nevada next year

The future of high-speed trains is coming faster than you might think. Hyperloop Technologies plans to build a hyperloop test track for in North Las Vegas—and it wants to start testing early next year.

Hyperloop Technologies and the Nevada governor's office have selected a 50-acre facility at a fledgling North Las Vegas business park to test their system. Here, engineers will trial a linear electric motor at speeds of about 335 mph — about half the speed envisioned in a full-scale system. Pictured is an artist's impression radical-transport-tested-Nevada-year.html#ixzz3tv78WfzX Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Hyperloop Technologies and the Nevada governor’s office have selected a 50-acre facility at a fledgling North Las Vegas business park to test their system. Here, engineers will trial a linear electric motor at speeds of about 335 mph — about half the speed envisioned in a full-scale system. Pictured is an artist’s impression
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The Califormia company plans to create a testing ground for the transit technology. The “Propulsion Open Air Test” will take place on 50 acres of land in the Apex Industrial Park.

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Hyperloop Technologies’ test will involve sending an electrical motor at more than 300 mph on a half-mile track. Hardware is expected to arrive this month, and testing is projected to begin early next year.

The hyperloop technology aims to use vacuum tubes to transport freight and passengers in pods at speeds up to 750 mph. With little wind resistance, the system could zip people around at the speed of sound and cut the 400-mile ride between Los Angeles and San Francisco down to an hour.

Capsules would float on a thin cushion of air and draw on magnetic attraction and solar power to zoom through a nearly airless tube.

Now, if this news sounds familiar, it might be because a separate company called Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is also building a test track slated for 2016, north of LA.

Elon Musk's 'Hyperloop' is edging closer to reality The billionaire says it could take passengers the 380 miles (610km) from LA to San Francisco in 30 minutes - half the time it takes a plane. Capsules carrying six to eight people would depart every 30 seconds, with tickets costing around $20

Elon Musk’s ‘Hyperloop’ is edging closer to reality The billionaire says it could take passengers the 380 miles (610km) from LA to San Francisco in 30 minutes – half the time it takes a plane. Capsules carrying six to eight people would depart every 30 seconds, with tickets costing around $20

There’s a good-old fashioned race on to build the first ultra-high speed Hyperloop transit system. Musk—who first floated the possibility of building a Hyperloop back in 2013—is, of course planning to build a test track of his own for SpaceX, possibly in Texas. Musk is also running a design competition.

While a hyperspeed vacuum tube transit system is an untested dream, the competition between companies appears to be speeding up grand plans. This doesn’t mean you’ll be able to hop in a vacuum pod for a quick jaunt around Vegas anytime soon.

The Hyperloop in Nevada is nowhere near viable for an actual transit infrastructure. Yet this accelerated press to test shows that companies aren’t treating this like a lark.

Hyperloop Technologies and the Nevada governor's office have selected a 50-acre facility at a fledgling North Las Vegas business park to test their system. Here, engineers will trial a linear electric motor at speeds of about 335 mph — about half the speed envisioned in a full-scale system. Pictured is an artist's impression

Hyperloop Technologies and the Nevada governor’s office have selected a 50-acre facility at a fledgling North Las Vegas business park to test their system. Here, engineers will trial a linear electric motor at speeds of about 335 mph — about half the speed envisioned in a full-scale system. Pictured is an artist’s impression