Take a Look at BMW’s New Designs for Hyperloop’s Passenger Capsules
High-speed travel could look a lot like first class if BMW has its way.
Designworks, a BMW Group company, has teamed up with Virgin Hyperloop One and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai to reveal a new design for the passenger capsules coming to Dubai.
The designs mark the first physical, full-scale hyperloop prototype to be made public. In an aim to transform the “typical utilitarian notion of public transport,” Designworks has focused on the individual, with seats that offer plenty of personal space and features like personalized mood lighting and entertainment systems, and built-in heating and cooling systems.
The company incorporated traditional Arabic patterns into a modern design for these futuristic pods that will travel through vacuum-sealed tubes at speeds of 671 mph.
Virgin Hyperloop One is currently working with the RTA to negotiate the next stage of development, with the goal of having three hyperloop systems in operation by 2021.
Virgin Hyperloop One currently has feasibility studies underway in a number of locations including the U.S., UAE, and several countries in Europe.