Imagine traveling at the speed of an airplane, but on ground level, and in a giant tube. That’s the idea behind the Hyperloop, a network of incredibly fast moving pods that can carry passengers to destinations all over the world, reducing travel times from hours to minutes.
But how would that work? Would it be safe? And what would it be like to ride in one of them?
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