Hyperloop teams join to create international standards for vacuum maglev

Hyperloop teams join to create international standards for vacuum maglev

5 July 2018 | By Joe Quirke 1 Comment

Four hyperloop firms formed a partnership to create an international standard for hyperloop travel systems.

The group is formed of Canadian firm TransPod, Dutch company Hardt Hyperloop, Spain’s Zeleros Hyperloop and Hyper Poland.

It will seek information from “industry executives, research institutes, regulatory bodies and governments” to write the standard.

Mars Geuze, Hardt Hyperloop’s co-founder, said: “Breakthrough transportation solutions like hyperloop require broad support from both private and public sectors to be adopted. In the last year we have seen industry leaders joining the hyperloop development.

“We invite everyone to join the movement to make the hyperloop a reality.”  

Juan Vicén, Zeleros Hyperloop co-founder, said: “We are marking the beginning of a new era in high-speed transportation, and cooperation in hyperloop standardisation is key to ensure that the whole world benefits from it.”

Earlier this year Aecom and Virgin released the design of the Denver hyperloop’s first station, and Virgin Hyperloop One and Dubai’s DP World announced “Cargospeed”, a system that will transport goods using hyperloop technology.