[時事英文] Hyperloop carries passengers for the first time


45分鐘就可以從舊金山到洛杉磯?!

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A Virgin Hyperloop pod on Sunday made its first journey carrying passengers, in a test the company claimed represented a major step forward for the “groundbreaking” technology capable of transporting people at 1,000kph.

1. Virgin 維珍集團*
2. Hyperloop 超巡迴列車
3. make its first journey 完成首次旅行
4. a major step forward向前邁進一大步
5. groundbreaking technology 開創性技術
6. be capable of 能夠

維珍超巡迴列車在星期日完成首次載人旅行,該公司聲稱這次測試代表了能以每小時1000公里速度載人的 「開創性 」技術向前邁進了一大步。

*virgin: https://bit.ly/36iuqqB

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The Hyperloop is intended to carry passengers in small pods through a vacuum tube, with proponents saying that it could revolutionize high-speed travel. Virgin says the Hyperloop would be able to reach top speeds of 1,080kph — projecting a 45-minute journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco — and would produce no carbon emissions.

7. be intended to 打算、計畫

8. a vacuum tube 真空管路
9. revolutionize (v.) high-speed travel徹底革新高速旅行
10. reach top speeds of達到最高時速

11. produce no carbon emissions 不會產生碳排放

超巡迴列車計畫將乘客置於小客艙中通過真空管路運送,支持者稱它可以徹底革新高速旅行。維珍集團表示,超巡迴列車的最高時速將能達到每小時1080公里–推算從洛杉磯到舊金山的旅程45分鐘,而且不會產生碳排放。

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Two Virgin employees — chief technology officer and cofounder Josh Giegel and director of passenger experience Sara Luchian — made the 500m journey in a two-person vehicle in just 15 seconds at a test site in the Nevada desert. Luchian told the BBC that she felt the trip was “exhilarating both psychologically and physically,” and reported no discomfort.

12. chief technology officer技術長

13. cofounder 共同創辦人
14. make the journey 完成旅程
15. a test site 測試點
16. psychologically and physically 心理與生理上

17. report no discomfort沒有任何不適

兩名維珍員工–技術長暨共同創辦人Josh Giegel和乘客體驗主管Sara Luchian–在內華達州沙漠的一個測試現場,乘坐雙人車僅用15秒就完成了500公尺的旅程。Luchian告訴BBC,她覺得這次旅行 「心理與生理上都令人極度振奮」,並稱沒有任何不適。

文章來自《Taipei Times》
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