First look at futuristic travel pods

Hyperloop company has decided to kick things off by building the futuristic passenger pods.

This company has proposed plan to transport people or cargo between cities at near-supersonic speed in vacuum-sealed pods.

The technology is just a pipe-dream idea at the moment, with rival companies Hyperloop One and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies at the forefront of developments.

While the competition companies like Hyperloop One has already started construction on an impressive test track built in the middle of the Nevada desert and HTT is focusing on constructing the pods.

HTT CEO Dirk Ahlborn said: “We are building the world’s first full scale passenger hyperloop capsule. We are taking a passenger first approach to guarantee that safety is always our number one concern.  It has been crucial in our development to go past the simple requirements of freight in order to build a better and safer system for everyone.”

This first capsule, set to be officially unveiled in 2018, is “the culmination of over three years and thousands of hours of design, research, and analysis”, concludes HTT

The proposed pod will be able to hold 28-40 passengers and will zoom along the track at 760 mph, if hyperloop ever fully takes off, HTT claims.