Hyperloop Delivery Schedule Delayed Again

So far, the Hyperloop's biggest supporters have made a lot of big promises, but continue to fall short on deliverables.

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April 22, 2017, 5:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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"The self-proclaimed transportation of the future is running late, short and slow," report Georgia Wells and Eliot Brown.

A public test of the Hyperloo technology, touted by Hyperloop One as its "Kitty Hawk Moment," was originally promised before the end of 2016. Hoperloop One "later put off the deadline to March 31, which it also missed. Last month, Hyperloop One’s general counsel said at a public hearing the company plans to hold a public test of a prototype "by May or June,'" according to the article.

"Meanwhile, [Hyperloop One] has slashed the length of the test track for the prototype by more than 80%, meaning the technology won’t be able to reach the planned top speed of about 750 miles an hour, previously a key feature of the planned public display.

Hyperloop's media momentum picked up last May, when Hyperloop One pulled off a two-second demonstration in the Nevada desert, but very recently national publications have started to push back on the ambitious delivery schedule and fantastical promises made of the still unrealized technology.

[The Wall Street Journal article might be behind a paywall for some readers.]

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in The Wall Street Journal

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