Tanay Manjrekar has become the first Indian to ride a Hyperloop.
It is a travel system employing pods or capsules to travel at an insanely high speed through low pressure tubes.
The Pune youth was part of the team that developed the technology.
Virgin Hyperloop conducted its first human trial in Las Vegas recently.
In 15 seconds, the test pod accelerated to 170kmph.
The system can run either above ground or below ground.
However, the company has so far focused on above-ground projects.
It is expecting the first commercial launch by the end of a decade.
Virgin Hyperloop is planning to have projects in Mumbai-Pune and Bangalore.