The Hyperloop is no longer just a wild transportation dream, as several companies out there are looking to turn Elon Musk’s high-speed train concept into a commercial product. We’ve already seen demos showing the type of technology that will help Hyperloop cars go down a track at speeds of hundreds of miles per hour, and now it’s time to take a look at the pod that should carry you from Los Angeles to San Francisco in half an hour.
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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) has already imagined what the inside of a Hyperloop pod would look like. Though the pods might offer some interesting high-tech features, the fact remains passengers would be stuck inside a capsule that has no real windows.
If you’re scared of tight spaces, you won’t like it at all. If you’re scared of the idea of traveling at 760mph inside a pod, inside an airless tube, then you’ll hate the Hyperloop even more.
At a technology conference in Vienna, HTT played a video that shows what a passenger would experience inside a Hyperloop pod.
While the pod won’t have real windows – and looking out the window at 760mph is likely an unpleasant experience in real life – it’ll have screens that will play the animation of passing scenery while displaying additional information related to your travel
HTT is working with VR and AR German company Re’Flekt, The Verge explains, on the smartphone-controlled interactive panels technology. To make everything look like a real window experience, motion-capture technology could be used to adjust the image displayed depending on where the passenger is looking.
HTT’s video showing this Hyperloop pod concept follows below.