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Megaprojects Development and Management
Hyperloop One, the future of transportation in the UAE
03/04/2017

 
The School of Engineering at AUD hosted Andrew Noorigian, Business Intelligence Manager at Hyperloop One, the global leader in developing the world's first operational Hyperloop.
 
Noorigian spoke to students on the development and management of megaprojects such as the Hyperloop - a new way to move people and things at airline speeds for the price of a bus ticket.
 
Noorigian gave a behind-the-scenes look at the megaproject, and discussed how the Hyperloop will be implemented, its project management, the risks involved, the business plan and financing, how entities collaborate on such projects, and the challenges.
 
The company is currently working with Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Abu Dhabi’s Department for Municipality Affairs and Transport (DMAT) and the Federal Transport Authority to gain approval for its technology, which claims could deliver passengers from Dubai International Airport to Abu Dhabi International Airport in 12 minutes[1].
 
Dubai is one of the top 3 cities expected to launch a phase of the project first,” explained Noorigian.
 
Get to know Andrew Noorigian, and his goals as he puts down roots with the team in Dubai, watch the video here.
 
About Hyperloop One
Hyperloop is a new way to move people and things at airline speeds for the price of a bus ticket. It's on-demand, energy-efficient and safe. Think: broadband for transportation.
 
We use a custom electric motor to accelerate and decelerate a levitated pod through a low-pressure tube. The vehicle will glide silently for miles with no turbulence. We started in 2014 in a Los Angeles garage. We're now 200 people on three campuses in LA and Nevada. We're engineers, welders, machinists, designers and builders. It's happening faster than you think.
 
We tested our motor in May, 2016, and will test the full system in early 2017. We're developing routes in five countries. The goal is to be moving cargo by 2020 and passengers by 2021. The world is ready for a new mode of transportation that will change the way we live. We're in the business of selling time, the most precious resource there is. When cities become metro stops, regions will flourish.
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