A scaled-down example of the pod
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New Hyperloop model shown by MIT

14 May 2016 Last updated at 07:52 BST

A people-carrying pod designed to levitate and travel at extremely high speeds has been unveiled in Boston.

A 30-strong team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is one of several groups and companies working on making the Hyperloop concept a reality.

The idea is to create a transport system that propels pods through airtight tubes.

Dave Lee takes a look.