What is Hyperloop?
Be Wherever You Want, Whenever You Want
With its top speeds, the Hyperloop can bring you from London to Edinburgh in just 50 minutes, saving you up to 4 hours of your journey compared to using an average train.
All these benefits, with ZERO direct emissions. On top of that, it can also be used to increase freight and supply chain transport times.
The Pod Explained
The Pod is the most essential part of the Hyperloop system. It is the transportation vehicle with space for passengers and cargo, with innovative design and technology for all its aspects.
The Pod is made of various parts and components which all working together in sync allow it to reach speeds of up to 1000 km/h safely and efficiently.
A high-power density motor delivers high torque and RPM to the wheel which allows the Pod to reach such high speeds with g acceleration. This motor is powered by the battery pack which discharges energy to it.
A powerful braking system that can decelerate the pod within a few seconds to a complete stop allows us to reach such high speeds safely.
The main structure of the Pod is provided by the chassis which provides a strong base for the rest of the Pod. It works in tandem with the suspension which uses stability wheels to ensure the safety of the Pod in both vertical and horizontal directions.
Did you know?
Hyperloop technology is being worked on by many teams across the globe, but so far only Virgin Hyperloop have conducted tests with human passengers. In November 2020, 2 lucky passengers got to experience travelling in a Hyperloop Pod for 15 seconds.
On Mars, a Hyperloop Pod could travel without the need for a low-pressure tube as the natural atmosphere of Mars is sufficiently less dense.
Pods can also be designed to include space for passenger vehicles.
The very first Hyperloop Pod prototype was built in 2016.
Current estimations suggest Hyperloop could transport 900 passengers per hour from one station.