Futuristic Hyperloop set to bridge Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna

The first area to benefit from Hyperloop will be eastern Europe, linking Budapest to other European cities

Hungarian passengers may soon be able to shoot through the air at hyper-speeds thanks to a new Hyperloop train planned to link Budapest to Bratislava and Vienna.

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) has released a short video showing how passengers of the future will travel in tiny capsules along the Hyperlink railway at speeds of 1223km/h.

The short film, attached to this news item, posted on motoring.com, was released to explain how LA-based HTT has joined forces with German tech firm Re’Flect to try and improve the commuting experience in a thin, narrow, window-less tube travelling at the speed of sound in frictionless vacuum tubes.

To curb claustrophobia within the tube, Re’Flect has developed large augmented windows that project a view of the outside world inside the cabin.

The ‘fake window’ technology can screen weather updates and local information for the travelling passengers.

The first country to benefit from a Hyperloop link is likely to be the eastern European country of Slovakia, which has signed an agreement to link its capital, Bratislava, with Austria’s Vienna and Hungary’s Budapest.

Hyperloop One has already carried out open-air test that saw a metal sled test vehicle accelerate to 187km/h in just 1.1 seconds, pulling 2.4g. Later this year a full test of what’s believed to be a full-size capsule will be carried out.

Addressing safety concerns, HTT says its capsules will be made of high-strength carbon-fibre called Vibranium.

HTT has yet to carry out public tests of its prototypes but says its European Hyperlink railway should be completed by 2020.

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