US-based Hyperloop TT or Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has introduced its first full-scale passenger capsule at Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain. That will be all-set for passenger’s usage in 2019.
32-meter long “Quintero One” passenger capsule will be delivered to Hyperloop Transportation Technologies’ Research and Development Centre in Toulouse, France for integration and additional assembling into the system. It would be delivered before it is used on one of the first commercial tracks, stated the company.
Co-founder and Chairman of Hyperloop TT, Bibop Gresta stated, “In 2019, this capsule will be fully optimized and ready for passengers.”
Mr. Gresta continued that “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.”
The 5-tonne passenger capsule designed with 72 sensors, 7200 sq meter of fibre and 75,000 rivets. The world’s first full-scale passenger capsule is completely constructed out of “Vibranium”, which is made especially of dual-layer smart composite material.
Co-founder and CEO of Hyperloop TT, Dirk Ahlborn said that “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.”
The company in May had proposed to set-up the system in Andhra Pradesh, connecting Amaravati, Anantapur, Visakhapatnam, and Vijayawada as part of 700-800 km long incorporated public transit system.
Maharashtra Government has also signed a pact with the Richard Branson-led virgin Group to construct Mumbai-Pune Hyperloop.
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is also developed to build world’s first Hyperloop system in China as the company signed a deal with the country to build a test track in Guizhou province.