This new Hyperloop pod could get you from L.A. to San Francisco in 30 minutes

A visitor to the Marin Headlands reacts while looking out over the Golden Gate Bridge and skyline of San Francisco, as a large cloud gathers over the city, December 12, 2014. A major storm pummeled California and the Pacific Northwest with heavy rain and high winds on Thursday, killing one man, knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes, disrupting flights and prompting schools to close. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, or HTT, is one of several companies seeking to build the world's first hyperloop. Image: REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TRAVEL CITYSCAPE) - GM1EACD0L9901

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 HTT's new passenger pod can carry about 30 to 40 people, and the company plans to test it at a track in France.
Image: HTT
 Artist rendering of a passenger capsule on track.
Image: HTT
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Artist rendering of a hyperloop station.
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