Hyperloop technology firm Swisspod has partnered with American Railroads’ Transportation Technology Centre (TTCI) to build a test track in Pueblo, Colorado. The track will be used to validate Hyperloop patents on full-scale cargo-transport infrastructure.
Swisspod is based in Monthey, in the canton of Valais, and Miami. It was founded by Denis Tudor and Cyril Dénéréaz, who were winners of the SpaceX Hyperloop Competition.
The track will be built at the PuebloPlex, a 23,000-acre US Army Depot that hosts manufacturing, warehousing and logistics operations.
Tudor, Swisspod’s chief executive, said: “We selected TTCI for its remarkable track record of leadership and success in the testing, development and deployment of emerging transportation technologies.
“This new partnership will be vital to our market positioning, not only as pioneers of a highly efficient propulsion system but also as one of the most affordable Hyperloop infrastructure propositions in the world.”
Kari Gonzales, TTCI’s acting chief executive, added: “Our partnership with Swisspod is the first of many opportunities to extend our legacy as leaders in transportation research.
“Our team’s experience in performance testing and our capability to reduce the product development cycle is unmatched in North America.”
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