Hitachi Rail Invests in Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Signs as Technology Provider
Hitachi Rail and HyperloopTT partner in developing cutting edge technology for signaling traffic management and control systems
Hitachi Rail’s ERTMS signaling technology will be integrated with HyperloopTT systems to manage and automate hyperloop capsules traveling at speeds up to 760 MPH (1200 KMH)
December 7, 2020 – Hitachi Rail today announced a technology partnership with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) to integrate hyperloop’s capsule traveling system with Hitachi Rail’s industry-leading signaling technology, ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System).
The partnership underscores Hitachi Rail’s commitment to leading future mobility technologies and its drive to be at the forefront of innovation. The integration of hyperloop capsule signaling will begin at HyperloopTT’s Research & Development Center at Aerospace Valley in Toulouse, France.
Hitachi Rail signaling technology is used in rail systems throughout the USA, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The ERTMS is a technology compliant to European Standards, highly interoperable, and the key to safely moving millions of passengers every year. Hitachi Rail’s ERTMS will be adapted and integrated with HyperloopTT systems to manage and automate hyperloop capsules traveling at speeds up to 760 MPH (1200 KMH).
Andres De Leon, HyperloopTT CEO, said: “We welcome Hitachi Rail to HyperloopTT’s ever-growing list of world-leading industry partners. Having Hitachi as a technology provider will improve our system’s safety profile while showing the world that transportation companies are ready to contribute to our system.”
Leonardo Impagliazzo, Chief Director of Innovation, Hitachi Rail, said: “HyperloopTT are at the cutting edge of high-speed travel, pioneering new modes of transport that can compete with short-haul airlines. This partnership builds upon Hitachi Rail’s commitment to developing innovative travel solutions. It brings our best-in-class signaling and automation systems to the hyperloop project and allows us to evolve those systems to embrace super-high-speed transport”.
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About Hitachi Rail
Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey solutions. With a presence in 38 countries across six continents and over 12,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions. We are proud of our global achievements, from our world -famous ‘bullet trains’, to our signalling solutions and turnkey projects, state–of-the-art traffic management and digital solutions. Drawing on the wider Hitachi Group’s market-leading technology and research-and-development capabilities, we strive for industry leading innovations and solutions that can deliver value for customers and sustainable railway systems that benefit wider society. For information about Hitachi Rail, visit www.hitachirail.com.
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) is an innovative transportation and technology company focused on realizing the hyperloop, a system that moves people and goods at unprecedented speeds safely, efficiently, and sustainably. Through the use of unique, patented technology, and an advanced business model of lean collaboration, open innovation, and integrated partnership, HyperloopTT is creating and licensing technologies.
Founded in 2013, HyperloopTT is a global team of more than 800 engineers, creatives, and technologists in 52 multidisciplinary teams, with 40 corporate and university partners.
HyperloopTT’s European Research and Development Center in Toulouse, France, the aerospace capital of Europe, is the testing site of the world’s first and only full-system and passenger capsule. In 2019, HyperloopTT released the first comprehensive feasibility study analyzing a hyperloop system, which found that the system is economically and technically feasible and will generate a profit without requiring government subsidies. Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA and Toulouse, France, HyperloopTT has offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE; Bratislava, Slovakia; São Paulo, Brazil; and Barcelona, Spain. HyperloopTT has signed agreements in the United States, UAE, France, Germany, India, China, Korea, Indonesia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Ukraine. www.HyperloopTT.com