There has been so much talk about the Hyperloop coming to the UAE, and yet, much of the project itself has been shrouded in mystery – till now. Virgin Hyperloop, the only company in the world that has successfully tested hyperloop technology with passengers, launching the first new mode of mass transportation in over 100 years, will offer Expo 2020 visitors in Dubai a glimpse of what is to come.
Upon arrival to the DP World FLOW pavilion, visitors will see a full-scale commercial cargo pod replica, which measures nearly 10 meters long. Guests will also be able to sit inside a cutaway passenger pod complete with production intent finishes to see what a future journey on hyperloop might feel like. Surrounding the pod, they will learn more about the technology and its future impact through interactive displays, videos, and models.
“World Expos have been debuting the most cutting-edge innovations for centuries, so we are honored to showcase hyperloop technology on this global stage with DP World,” said Josh Giegel, CEO and Co-Founder of Virgin Hyperloop. “I hope that visitors will be able to imagine the not-too-distant future in which they are passengers on a commercial hyperloop system in the Gulf region and beyond.”
At the FLOW pavilion DP World, a leading provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics will spotlight Expo 2020 Dubai’s theme of Connecting Minds, Creating the Future from the perspective of reimagining their industry. “The constant flow of goods has historically driven innovation in the transportation sector and now more than ever, we must continue to future-proof the industry,” said Sultan bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World and Virgin Hyperloop. “Hyperloop is poised to revolutionize the global on-demand logistics market, and we are excited to share our vision for the technology in the DP World FLOW pavilion at Expo 2020.”
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This story originally appeared in Architectural Digest's Middle East Edition.