Hyperloop One has revealed it completed a test with its first prototype of the radical system, which could eventually feature pods propelled through a vacuum at speeds of up to 760 miles per hour, back in May.
The first version of the pod reached 70 miles per hour in the 5.3 second test in the Nevada desert. Hyperloop One said it used just 100 feet of the motor and that this will improve as “the longer the motor the faster we can go”. 
It will be some time before the Hyperloop becomes a reality given the complexity of the new technology, but the test marks an important step, according to the company. 
“For the first time in over 100 years, a new mode of transportation has been introduced. Hyperloop is real, and it’s here now,” said Shervin Pishevar, co-founder and executive chairman of Hyperloop One. “By achieving full vacuum, we essentially invented our own sky in a …