GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

 
  Share
  • As speed- and thrill seekers flock to Abu Dhabi for the Grand Prix this weekend, visitors will be presented with a rare opportunity to enter the Virgin Hyperloop One passenger pod that promises to move people and cargo at speeds exceeding 1,000km/h.


ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 28, 2019 – Virgin Hyperloop One (VHO), the world's leading hyperloop company, today announced its participation at this year's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the most anticipated racing event in the Middle East. The annual event is taking place from November 29th - December 1st, at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. 

An Abu Dhabi debut, VHO is presenting visitors, racing fans, and thrill seekers at the Formula 1 circuit with the opportunity to encounter a true 21st century travel experience. The racing event, which will attract the world's best drivers, will be a unique opportunity for visitors from the general public to access the pod. The hyperloop system when implemented will reach speeds of up to 1,000km/h. In comparison, the current top speed recorded by a Formula 1 driver lies at just above 370km/h.

Speaking about a potential hyperloop project in the region, Harj Dhaliwal, Managing Director for the Middle East and India at VHO, said, “Abu Dhabi has a vision to transform their city using AI technology and future-thinking models which is consistent with our vision to revolutionize transportation through smart mobility. As the capital's leaders continue to diversify their economic ambitions, we see a real opportunity to transform the way passengers and cargo move across the region at never before seen speeds. Imagine traveling from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh in just 48 minutes on a hyperloop—this unique opportunity is one we think is worth exploring. Hyperloop technology not only promises to connect the Gulf but offers many benefits such as improved workforce mobility and job creation and a convenient means of transportation for increasing numbers of tourists that fosters economic growth in strategically important sectors.”

“Participating in this year's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is a natural fit for us and we are very excited to be there. At VHO, not only are our hundreds of engineers are fascinated by speed, acceleration and the sheer transformative powers of technology, but our entire team is very passionate about implementing hyperloop in the region. We are confident to engage with likeminded partners at the event”, Mr. Dhaliwal added.

Having attracted a total of US $370 million in funding over the past years, and backed by DP World, VHO is working with a team of 200+ highly qualified in-house engineers toward transforming mobility and trade, with ambitions to develop the transportation infrastructure in the Gulf region. Hyperloop - a 100% electric, low-emission infrastructure project - is a transportation solution for millions of people across the region that could realise the sustainability goals of multiple government entities.

Paying testimony to its commitment to the region and to the realization of a ‘Connected Gulf', VHO has announced the findings of a feasibility study that could see the leading developer break ground in Saudi Arabia as early as 2020. The report illustrates how the establishment of a proposed Centre of Excellence would drive domestic value by adding to the creation of more than 124,000 high-tech local jobs, supporting the technology sector by incorporating advances in robotics and AI and driving an estimated $4billion increase in KSA GDP by 2030.

The ground-breaking hyperloop technology promises to transport passengers between Abu Dhabi and Riyadh in 48 minutes. A similar journey from Riyadh to Mecca could take just 41 minutes. Beyond Saudi Arabia and the UAE, VHO has ambitious plan to extend its network across the wider Gulf region that could also include Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 6655 times
Posted on : Thursday, November 28, 2019  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Zambian President affirms commitment to bolster UAE ties
Next Story : Cisco Advances Solutions to Simplify Cybersecurity Processes in Saudi Arabia
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Drops of Youth
Foreo Reveals the Ultimate Valentine's Gift List for Women
Show your Support for Australia alongside THT – That Hair Tho
Zeitun Cosmetics Launch in UAE
Eberhard & Co. Gilda timepiece makes an extraordinary Valentine's Day gift
Corum And Joachim Horsley Light Up The Folies Bergère
Elegant diamond-swathed Kalpa Kalparisma set to dazzle fine watch enthusiasts
160 Years Young: Tag Heuer Kicks Off a Milestone Anniversary With the Re-edition...
Beleaf's Top 5 Vegan Supplements
Foreo Reveals the Ultimate Valentine's Gift List for Men
Oris pays tribute to the world's greatest jazz musicians with Art Blakey Limited...
Traversetolo Vitre in blue dial makes stunning impact
Beleaf Opens its Fifth Store in Springs Souk
Why this is the right time for TMCs to automate their processes?
Sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood Tee off at the 2020 OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic
UAE Falconers League Kick Starts Competition with 10 teams in Al Ruwayyah
Medical software company Evolucare Technologies presents its high-performance so...
Lg to Join Forces With Cerence on Ai-powered Connected Car Platform
MoHAP's Training & Development Center Receives the Silver Award from the America...
Secure Technologies and Artificial Intelligence in Focus for Airbus at Intersec 2020
HINO trucks dominate the UAE's fuel delivery sector
Filipino finds respite from a rare eye condition and poor vision
ETIHAD GUEST AND AIR MILES MIDDLE EAST PARTNER TO OFFER MORE WAYS TO EARN GUEST MILES
AU Offers 20% Discount to Ajman Government Staff
The best crossbody bags for spring
Dalma Mall to Host Musical Evening With Takkat
World security, safety and fire protection experts converge in Dubai for Intersec
MBRU faculty performs pioneering surgery at Mediclinic to treat rare swallowing ...
Sanad Powertech Awarded Shams Power Company Maintenance Contract
SteelFab 2020 introduces the latest Laser Metal Cutting Machine & the world's fi...
DHA Drives Forward Patient Care with Pioneering 3D Printing Lab
Skullcandy- PUSH Wireless Earbuds.
Volvo Cars and China Unicom collaborate on 5G communication technology developme...
Western Digital collaborates with Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE...
Union Coop Signs two MoUs with Dubai Foundation for Women and Children
Plaza Premium Lounge Dubai Creates a Lasting Impression for Travellers Departing...
Healthy is the Word at the Mum Mum Culinary School in Kidzania®
Eaton adds to cybersecurity portfolio with industry-first dual UL and IEC produc...
Pink Lady
Grohe's “Green Mosque” Initiative Ranks Fourth in The Best PR Campaigns for This...
The Ultimate Sports Experience is back
Lacoste Eyewear Launches the New Paris Collection
Top 5 innovations that make the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G the King of 5G smartphones
Eolisair, the Middle East leading company in Indoor Air Quality to participate a...
Jaguar Land Rover's New Shape-shifting Seat of the Future Makes You Think You're...
Festival Plaza Weclomes Even More Brands to Your New Local
Organic Berries – Nordic Superfoods From Finnish Forests
Dubai Government Workshop Signs MoU with Al-Futtaim Toyota
Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences Signs a Memorandu...
Sterilization of medical devices by ethylene oxide