The Latest: Firm gives glimpse of super-speed transportation

The Latest on Hyperloop One's demonstration of its propulsion system (all times local):

1:10 p.m.

And off it went.

A company that hopes to zip people and cargo through tubes at hundreds of miles an hour provided a glimpse of its system for the first time Wednesday in North Las Vegas.

The seconds-long, outdoor demonstration by Hyperloop One featured what appeared to be a blip of metal gliding across a small track before disappearing into a cloud against the desert landscape.

Developers say it could whisk people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes and could be as revolutionary to transportation as the internet has been to society.

The California-based company says a full-scale, full-speed test of its technology could come by the end of this year.

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3 a.m.

A company that hopes to zip people and cargo through tubes at hundreds of miles per hour is showing off its in North Las Vegas.

Hyperloop One plans to demonstrate the technology to reporters on Wednesday at its test site in the Apex Industrial Park. The California-based company announced Tuesday that it was tweaking its name from Hyperloop Technologies and had closed an $80 million round of financing.

The company credits Tesla co-founder Elon Musk for the concept. Developers say it could whisk people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes and could be as revolutionary to transportation as the internet has been to society at large.

Hyperloop One hopes to conduct a full-scale, full-speed test of its technology by the end of this year.


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