The model is less a proof of concept and more a very similar small-scale design. The metal pod inside rides on metal bearing instead of air, so there’s much more friction than in an ideal, full-sized Hyperloop. And this one fits in a room, which means some tighter turns than an ideal straight-shot transit line. So: not a working Hyperloop yet, but a fun Hyperloop-like simulation. Now, how about a real one?