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Hyper Chariot reveal new transport idea

Travellers could one day make it from London to Edinburgh in eight minutes using pods which travel at 4000mph.

Hyper Chariot want to use car-sized capsules, propelled through a concrete tube, with the hopes of making it fully operational by 2040.

Hyper Chariot's President Matthew Modine, said: "With Hyper Chariot, we are aiming to bring nothing less than space travel on Earth, connecting cities and even countries in a way never before possible. It may seem like something out of science fiction but the technology is now available for travel through airless tubes at 4,000mph to become not only a reality, but a daily occurrence for passengers and cargo.

"It will also be the safest form of transport by far. Most injuries during travel are caused by human error or adverse weather conditions. Hyper Chariot is self-driving, monitored from a central command centre, and is contained within a tube so the infamous British weather can't cause any disruptions.

"Transport technology has stagnated since the turn of the 20th century, with the invention of the automobile and plane. For decades, we have been waiting for the next revolution. The automation of transportation is the future, but not just through self-driving cars, which will still face the same problems of congestion and environmental pollution that we see today."

It may remind people of Elon Musk's Hyperloop idea and Hyper Chariot founder and CEO, Nick Garzilli, revealed the pair "share the same vision".

He added: "I met with Elon Musk prior to the announcement of Hyperloop Alpha in 2013, and we both share the same vision of electrifying the earth. But with Hyper Chariot leading the field, we can do it in a much more elegant and efficient way.

"Hyper Chariot's network will provide the personalised mobility of a car without the headaches of traffic and parking. Also you'll no longer have to wait with large groups of people for a bus, train or plane. Hyper Chariot can be integrated into the existing road infrastructure at much less cost and disruption to existing services while providing more value to users."

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