Dubai eyes 1,200km/h mass transit system
08 August, 2016
One hundred top engineering minds from around the world will converge in Dubai next month for a 48-hour competition to design a futuristic subsonic propulsion tube capable of shuttling passengers at speeds of up to 1,200km/h across the country. In theory, what’s called a Hyperloop could whisk riders from Dubai to Fujairah along a 127km commuter tube within 10 minutes, said global challenge hosts Dubai Future Foundation, who are partnering with Asite, organisers of the annual Build Earth Live competition. Hyperloop is a system that integrates a low-pressure pipe linking two stations, enabling passenger capsules within the tube to travel at speeds of up to 1,200km/h.