Similar in size to a small commercial aircraft without wings, hyperloop’s pressurized capsules levitate on a near-frictionless magnetic field within the tubes.
Our capsules are engineered and designed for ultra-high speeds using cutting-edge composite materials and safety features. HyperloopTT developed a smart material with embedded sensors in the carbon-fiber fuselage skin for instant wireless monitoring of temperature, stability, and integrity.
Reducing the cost
The HyperloopTT system has a low implementation cost compared to other high-speed transportation methods. As a civil infrastructure project covering long distances, there will be segments that are above ground, at grade, and below ground, optimized to meet unique local conditions.
The HyperloopTT system reduces the environmental costs of large-scale infrastructure projects through its inherently energy-efficient design and the integration of renewable energy capture technology. By harnessing renewable energy, operational costs are also lowered. The system operates in a low-pressure, fully enclosed environment which eliminates traditional hazards from weather and traffic crossings, significantly improving efficiency and reliability.
The future is now boarding
The HyperloopTT station is designed around the passenger. Every moment along the journey is engineered to deliver a frictionless experience with digital ticketing, biometric check-in, wayfinding, and an on-demand boarding system.
Our stations are specifically built for local environments. Following a transit-oriented development approach, the stations seamlessly integrate with existing first and last-mile solutions while providing a dynamic space where passengers can access goods, on-demand services, and unique experiences. Stations are designed as vibrant and sustainable hubs, adding substantial value to the surrounding neighborhood while fostering a strong sense of connection and engagement within the community.
A whole new atmosphere
The low-pressure environment inside the tube is achieved through a specially designed HyperloopTT vacuum unit. Co-developed with Leybold, the inventor of the vacuum pump, the unit fits within a standard shipping container to offer a plug-and-play solution. The system is optimized to achieve and maintain low pressure in the tubes while minimizing energy consumption and maximizing operational uptime. The containers will be located along the route every 6.2 miles.
With the air inside the tube drastically reduced, the capsule can achieve high speeds with less energy consumption.
Passive magnetic levitation
Our proprietary passive magnetic levitation technology called Inductrack™ is a game-changer for high-speed transportation. The magnets are arranged in a Halbach array configuration, enabling capsule levitation over an unpowered but conductive track. As capsules move through the low-pressure environment, they use very little energy on route thanks to the reduced drag forces.
Should there ever be a power failure, the capsule will automatically slow down and settle on its auxiliary wheels at low speed. The Inductrack™ system was tested and validated on a full-scale passive levitation track. HyperloopTT then improved the technology and optimized it for a low-pressure environment through testing in our prototype.
Halbach Array on an aluminum track
When Halbach Array starts to move, Eddy Current is generated along the track.
When Halbach Array is moving, Eddy Current is propagating along the track, creating levitation.
When Halbach Array starts to slow down, Eddy Current decreases, levitation reduce gradually.
Halbach Array stops gently back on the track.