Hyperloop One unveiled the first phase in its vision for the future of transportation.
The startup stationed in Los Angeles, Calif. posted a video last week showing how the proposed Hyperloop train, a series of depressurized tubes linked together that run on a magnetically powered track, could cut travel time between Dubai and Abu Dhabi down to 12 minutes instead of the typical two hours.
The video demonstrates the way passengers can book trips and travel on the new system in a manner similar to requesting an Uber pick you up through your smartphone. Other aspects of the video demonstrate how the pods would pull into different stations while a centralized command center would be able to monitor the condition of the Hyperloop pods and tube conditions in real time, according to a company blog post.
The company said it believes this system could provide benefits, such as seriously reducing travel time to work, congestion, and pollution.
Hyperloop One is working on a feasibility study sponsored by Dubai’s transportation authority in order to lay the groundwork for this venture. The startup hopes to begin commercial operations by 2020.
Watch the video below.