In March, a transportation company was set to finish construction of a new test track in France. The company will use the track to test out its design for a Hyperloop.
A Hyperloop is a huge tube. Inside are pods to carry people and cargo. The pods do not have wheels. They float through the tube. Engineers use magnetics and air pressure to make this possible.
Experts think the pods could someday travel more than 600 miles per hour. That’s more than twice the speed of the fastest trains. So far, there are no active Hyperloops. But several companies are working to create them.
This is the world’s third test track. The others are in California and Nevada.