HyperloopTT from Spain reveals new images of its capsule ‘Quintero One.’
Hyperloop brings airplane speeds to ground level, safely. Passengers and cargo capsules will hover through a network of low-pressure tubes between cities and transforming travel time from hours to minutes.
HyperloopTT’s technology breakthrough is a next generation passive magnetic levitation system. It’s called Inductrack. Magnets arranged in a Halbach array configuration enable passive levitation over an unpowered but conductive track. And as capsules move through the low pressure environment, they use very little energy on route thanks to the reduced drag forces. The Inductrack system was tested and validated on a full-scale passive levitation track. HyperloopTT improved the technology and optimized it for a low pressure environment through testing in our prototype.
Bibop Gresta, chairman and co-founder of HyperloopTT, said:
“In 2019, this capsule will be fully optimized and ready for passengers. Our capsules are engineered and designed to create a safe and harmonious environment for the passengers, with customized interior for use-based experiences.
Each capsule is 30 meters in length and can carry 28 to 40 passengers. Our system is designed for capsule departures every forty seconds and a maximum speed of 1,223 km/h. Our system is capable of moving 164,000 passengers a day on one line at full efficiency.”
In addition, HyperloopTT has developed a new skin material for capsule safety called Vibranium™. Using carbon-fiber and embedded sensors, this new smart material is eight times stronger than aluminum and ten times stronger than steel alternatives, and transmits critical information regarding temperature, stability, integrity and more, wirelessly and instantly. It is also much lighter in weight—roughly five times less than steel and 1.5 times less than aluminum—reducing energy output to propel the capsule.