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 using cutting-edge composite materials and safety features. HyperloopTT developed a Vibranium™, smart material with sensors embedded between carbon-fiber, fuselage skin to monitor and transmit critical information regarding temperature, stability and integrity, 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 to meet unique local conditions.
The HyperloopTT system reduces the environmental cost of a large-scale infrastructure project by integrating solar panels and other renewable energy sources to create a net energy positive system that aims to generate more energy than it utilizes. The harnessing of renewable energy also lowers operational costs. The system operates in a low-pressure, fully enclosed environment, eliminating traditional hazards from weather and traffic crossings, significantly improving efficiency and reliability.
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.
HyperloopTT stations are specifically designed for local environments. A transit-oriented development, the station integrates existing first and last-mile solutions, while creating a dynamic space where passengers can access goods, on-demand services and experiences. Stations are designed as community hubs that reflect the local culture and provide significant value to surrounding neighborhoods and passengers.
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.