Technology

Hyperloop – The future in transport

The new technology in transport is none other than Hyperloop. This new technology has been under test for years and promises speeds of up to 1,200 km / h, surpassing even the speed of the airplane. Its philosophy is based on the so-called “spiritual transportation” and operates with air in a cylinder that is elevated and rests on special pylons that keep it stable, allowing the interior of the pods to travel ultrasonically covering vast distances within a few minutes.

Hyperloop technology could bring revolution to the mode of transport from what we know today. For propulsion, magnetic accelerators are positioned along the cylinder, advancing the underlying pods (which will act as vehicles). The cylinders themselves will operate in a low-pressure environment surrounding the pods with a protective air cushion that allows the vehicle to move safely at ultra-fast speeds.

Hyperloop promises safe transportation of passengers and goods in the near future. The first country to test this new instrument at a global level is the United Arab Emirates. The 500km long Dubai-Abu Dhabi route will be covered in just 12 minutes from 2020 and will be called Hyperloop One. A few days ago, the same project revealed that it has selected 9 possible European routes in the most densely populated areas of our continent and aspires to attract investors and willing operators to carry out their implementation.

The Netherlands, Poland and Germany will take the country round the main cities, the Estonia-Finland and Spain-Morocco, Corsica-Sardinia routes and three routes in Great Britain (Glasgow-Liverpool, Scotland-Wales and a north-south vertical axis). According to this plan, 44 cities, 75 million people will be united in an area of ​​5,000 kilometers. These routes were unveiled as part of the “Vision for Europe” which is part of the Hyperloop One Global Challenge launched last year.

In the same context, Hyperloop has elected 11 such routes in the United States respectively. At present, its technology as outlined above is under test and the goal is to overcome the speed of 1,200 km / h in the first phase to follow improved versions. What is clear is that we are at the beginning of a new instrument that aspires to “pierce” between the rail and the plane and take part in the world’s transport cake, being much quicker but at the moment without the “safer” indication.