Dubai is all set to reduce traffic congestion. How? With the Hyperloop One technology.
The country’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed an agreement with Hyperloop One- a mobility company, and both the parties are exploring routes to design a transport system between Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman and Riyadh.
The new Hyperloop is designed to be a low-pressure tube with levitating pods. It can travel at speeds of up to 1,200 km/hr. This system has higher safety standards than a passenger jet, lower build and maintenance costs than a high-speed rail, and also has lower energy consumption.
Hyperloop One CEO Rob Lloyd is his statement said “I can assure that Hyperloop is safe for travel for people with health concerns. The health and safety regulators team will clarify any health-related concerns for commuters.”
Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA Mater Al Tayer said, “We’ll bring daylight mobility savings. Dubai is a city that understands global changes.”
Hyperloop One will work with architects and engineers on a detailed plan sponsored by the RTA, which will move the company into its second stage of design. Al Tayer also said, “This project is an opportunity to help transform the UAE from being a technology consumer to being technology creator.”
Hyperloop will significantly reduce the commute between Dubai and Abu Dhabi to just 12 minutes, in comparison to the current 1 hour 30 minutes by car.
Lloyd added, “It is up to the RTA to decide when Hyperloop will be available for the public to use, and that he could see a Hyperloop in UAE within the next five years.”