Virgin Hyperloop One: Now faster than regular TGV but no rail speed record

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On Monday Virgin Hyperloop One announced a new record for its prototype pod—387kph (or 240mph).

That speed is faster than the 300kph (186mph) you’d get on a commercial Train à Grand Vitesse (TGV) in France. But it’s still not close to the fastest speed a commercial TVG has ever logged: 515.3kph (or 320mph). It’s also slower than the world record for a magnetically levitated (and occupied) train, which was set in Japan in 2015 with a speed of 603kph (374mph).

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Source: Ars Technica

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