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HyperloopTT Unveils Full-Scale Passenger Capsule With Advanced Technologies

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) has unveiled its passenger cabin experience at the China International Import Expo event in Shanghai. The company plans to install the full-scale capsule in its first commercial passenger prototype system.
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Pods traveling at speeds similar to commercial aircraft connecting cities in minutes sounds like something that belongs in a sci-fi movie, but many companies are working to bring this vision to reality.

The hyperloop system proposed by Los Angeles-based HyperloopTT has made significant progress since it was first introduced by the company in 2013. A few years ago, the company announced that it developed a full-scale test track, and recently, it unveiled its HyperPort pods designed for freight transportation.

Now, HyperloopTT has shown to the world for the first time what its full-scale capsule will look like. The design focuses on safety, comfort, entertainment, and productivity, including cutting-edge materials and technology, offering people an immersive experience.

The cabin's interior is made of durable and sustainable materials, and it can seat up to 30 passengers. In addition, it features accommodations for assisted travelers. It has enough space for luggage compartments, a snack bar, and a lavatory.

There's an artificial skylight with daytime and nighttime modes that will keep passengers from feeling claustrophobic. Since it's an enclosed space, HyperloopTT also introduced an air purifier that is capable of eliminating harmful microbes, viruses, and bacteria.

To deliver a welcoming travel experience, each passenger's area is fully personalized. In addition, embedded headrest speakers with noise-canceling technology will provide people with an immersive sound experience.

Every seat will have a camera for facial recognition and an individual touchscreen tablet. There will also be adjustable micro-climate controls, and passengers will be able to charge their devices wirelessly. Moreover, they will be able to mirror their devices and use biometric identification to pair in-capsule displays with their own data.

HyperloopTT plans to integrate the capsule into its first passenger prototype system.However, there's no word on when the company will actually deploy the hyperloop.

"Beyond a concept and vision, our teams and partners have created a true evolution of the passenger experience that is completed and ready to be built and integrated into HyperloopTT systems worldwide," said HyperloopTT CEO Andres De Leon.

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