In a size similar to a small commercial aircraft without wings, Hyperloop’s pressurized capsules float on a frictionless magnetic cushion within the tubes.
Our capsules are engineered and designed for ultra-high speeds by using cutting-edge composite materials and safety features. HyperloopTT has developed a new fuselage skin called Vibranium™. Built with carbon-fiber and embedded sensors, this smart material transmits critical information regarding temperature, stability, integrity and more, all wirelessly and instantly.
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, optimizing the specific local conditions.
We’re also lessening the environmental cost. The HyperloopTT system is designed to be net energy positive over the course of a year by integrating solar panels on top of the tubes and other renewable energy sources, resulting in lower operational costs. And being a fully enclosed environment, protected from weather and traffic crossing, efficiency and reliability is greatly improved.
The Future Is Now Boarding
Our station is designed around the passenger. Every moment along the HyperloopTT journey is engineered to deliver a frictionless experience with digital ticketing, biometric check-in, wayfinding, and an on-demand boarding system.
The station is customized for the local environment, integrating with existing first and last-mile solutions. The dynamic use of the space includes areas where passengers can access goods, on-demand services, and experiences. As a transit-oriented development, the station is designed to be a community hub that adds great value to the surrounding neighborhoods.
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 the capsule to levitate 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.