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HYPERLOOP: Creating the train of the future

HYPERLOOP: Creating the train of the future

  • 100 %

    electric powered

  • 1 000 km/h

    Top speed

  • 2021

    The goal: to be moving passengers by this date

Altran Spain is collaborating with the Hyperloop UPV team to develop a revolutionary ground transport system.

Reinventing travel

Hyperloop is a new way to move people and things at airline speeds for the price of a bus ticket. It’s on-demand, energy-efficient and safe. The system uses electric motors to accelerate and decelerate a levitated pod through a low‑pressure tube. The vehicle will glide silently for miles with no turbulence. Using this state-of-the-art technology, the journey from Paris to Madrid could take no more than 90 minutes.

This agreement confirms Altran's clear commitment to young talent and to promoting the most innovative technologies in various fields. Miguel Arjona Director of R&D at Altran Spain

Accomplishing our mission

Thanks to our partnership agreement with the Hyperloop UPV team, we are providing technological support and R&D expertise to the Hyperloop UPV project, a revolutionary ground transportation system developed by the Technical University of Valencia. Its disruptive “rail-free” design lowers infrastructure costs, while its robust levitation system is extremely energy efficient.

  • A concept Hyperloop pod is capable of carrying over 30 passengers across distances of 300 to 1 000 km.

  • The pod’s front-mounted compressor creates thrust, while allowing the pod to move through the tube with little to no friction.

  • Electromagnets leverage forces of attraction and repulsion to suspend the pod inside the tube with no external aids.

  • The pod is shaped like the tube, its length calculated to be approximately equal to the pillars that support the tube.

Keys to success

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    Economical

    An efficient alternative to medium-distance flights

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    Hyper-speed

    More than twice the speed of the fastest trains in the world

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    Ecological

    Powered by 100% renewable energy with zero emission