Slovakia Takes a Step to Build Hyperloop Transportation System

Slovakia Takes a Step to Build Hyperloop Transportation System

If you thought bullet trains were the coolest way of transportation on land, hold your breath; Slovakia is planning to include a hyperloop system that will transport people at speeds 700 miles or more in an hour.

On Thursday, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced that it has inked an agreement with the Slovak Republic government to "explore" building a hyperloop system connecting Bratislava with Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary.

Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies said, "Slovakia is a technological leader in the automotive, material science, and energy industries, many of the areas that are integral to the Hyperloop system. Having a European Hyperloop presence will incentivize collaboration and innovation within Slovakia and throughout Europe."

It's no surprise that Slovakia is considering the option because the central European country is actually where Volkswagen Touareg, Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7 are all assembled and to top them all, even the AeroMobile flying car is from Slovakia.

When running at top speed, the hyperloop will take approximately eight minutes to travel from Bratislava to Vienna, says Hyperloop. The new transportation system will not only add to faster travel option but could also motivate other European countries to adopt the technology.