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HyperloopTT unveils first passenger capsule

04/10/2018
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Hyperloop- the 750mph transport system of the future- has taken a further step towards reality this week with the unveiling of their first full-scale passenger capsules.
The Hyperloop capsule was unveiled in Spain, but will soon be moved to an R&D facility in France for further testing and optimisation.
(Image via HyperloopTT).

The capsule, revealed this week in Spain, will soon be shipped to Hyperloop’s R&D facility in Toulouse, France where it will undergo significant testing and optimisation.

Weighing in at 5 tons and capable of carrying between 28 and 40 passengers, the capsule which has been dubbed “Quintero One”, is constructed almost completely out of ‘Vibranium’, HyperloopTT’s specially made dual-layer smart composite material which the company claims is eight times stronger than aluminium and 10 times stronger than steel alternatives.

The capsule has been built at the Southern Spain aerospace facilities of HyperloopTT’s partner Airtificial, a new company formed by the merger of composite expert Carbures and engineering company Inypsa that manufactures for many leading companies including Airbus and Boeing. The design for the capsule was created in collaboration with world renowned transport design consultancy PriestmanGoode and won the Gold award at the 2017 London Design Awards.
Weighing in a 5 tons, the capsule will be capable of carry between 28 and 40 passengers.
(Image via HyperloopTT).

Commenting on the unveiling of the capsule, Dirk Ahlborn HyperloopTT co-founder and CEO said:

“The creation of this capsule represents over a year long journey of the best expertise in design, engineering, and the development of cutting edge materials. In just five years we have solved and improved upon all of the technology needed for Hyperloop with our new levitation system, vacuum pumps, batteries, and smart composites. This capsule will be a part of one of the most efficient transport systems ever made”.

“In 2019, this capsule will be fully optimised and ready for passengers,” said Bibop Gresta, chairman and co-founder of HyperloopTT. “Since we have taken major steps in solving government regulations with our safety certification guidelines and insurance frameworks, we are now closer than ever to bringing Hyperloop to the world”.
HyperloopTT are claiming that their system will be 'passenger ready' in 2019.
(Image via HyperloopTT).

2019 may sound like a wildly ambitious date for HyperloopTT to become ‘passenger ready’, but the company seems to be making rapid progress in creating a commercially viable system. Recently, HyperloopTT became the world’s first company to be able to offer an insured commercial system. In collaboration with Munich Re, the world’s largest reinsurance company along with global certification and inspection company TUV SUD, governments and partners, HyperloopTT is creating the first regulatory guidelines and creating the necessary legal framework for Hyperloop systems around the world.

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