Elon Musk's vision for a futuristic type of transportation has reached a new milestone after a Hyperloop test bunny hit a brand new high rate of 288mph (463kph) until it burst.

In the 2019 variant of this SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Contest, pupil teams to launch their prototype pods via a 1.2 km vacuum tube with the SpaceX headquarters in California.

Regrettably for the winning group, their pod burst soon after attaining the top rate.

"We are pleased to announce that we've attained a high speed of 463 km/h now," the group declared on Twitter.

"Though we lost several parts in route, we managed to successfully complete our conduct and are pleased to be the champions of this 2019 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition"

When Mr. Musk initially envisioned that the Hyperloop system in a white paper in 2013, he proposed that vacuum tubes can allow transport pods to reach rates of around 1,000kph.

The most recent speed record isn't merely a very long way off this forecast, but it's also not on precisely the exact same amount as the speediest high-speed trains now being used in China and elsewhere across the world.

Nevertheless the continued fascination with this technology -- not least one of bigger operations in the kind of Virgin Hyperloop One and HyperloopTT -- signifies a quicker and more commercially workable type of this Hyperloop might not be a very long way off.

After declaring the new speed record on Twitter, Mr. Musk disclosed the 2020 variant of this Hyperloop contest will happen in a 10km vacuum tube using a curve

A longer test monitor should lead to considerably quicker speeds, while the curve will probably imply teams might need to prepare a pod which could cope with real world paths.

The programmers of this track expect for it to be set up in time for the Expo 2020 occasion due to take place a year ago.

This monitor is very important to the future of this Hyperloop," Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of HyperloopTT, formerly told The Independent.

After the UAE rout is finished, other Hyperloop systems across the globe will be fast to follow, since the technology will be there.