Europe’s first hyperloop a step closer to offering a green alternative to short-haul flights
Delft, the Netherlands, June 27, 2019 - Hardt Hyperloop proudly reveals first complete European hyperloop system at their ‘Grand Reveal’ event, with emphasis on innovative Hyperloop Lane-Switch technology. Next to the completion of the hyperloop system, Hardt plans larger ambitious project.
The first European hyperloop system is complete with all core hyperloop elements, including breakthrough Hyperloop Lane Switch (HLS) technology. The lane-switching technology allows hyperloop vehicles to change from one lane to another without additional or moving components. This enables the vehicles to retain their high speeds, effortlessly switch routes, and merge in and out of the network. ‘After 2 years of research and hard work we are the first in Europe to complete a functional hyperloop system. Not only that, we have developed a lane-switching mechanism that allows us to build a hyperloop network in the near-future.’ - Mars Geuze, CCO Hardt Hyperloop.
‘Our constant drive towards a method of transportation that maximizes results with the lowest possible amount of energy has once again proven fruitful.’
Sascha Lamme, CTO Hardt Hyperloop.
Going Further with Partnership
The completion of the hyperloop system, was made possible by close collaboration between Hardt Hyperloop and its international partners, which includes Tata Steel, Dutch companies Royal BAM Group and Goudsmit Magnetics, German corporations Busch and Continental, Italian Prysmian Group, and Swiss technology leader, ABB.
Tim Houter, CEO Hardt Hyperloop:
‘It’s great to see that our network of partners has expanded over the entire continent. It embodies the European identity to the fullest and we’re going even further with the European Hyperloop Centre.’
In addition to collaborating partners is Hardt supported by investments from EU organizations, notably EIT InnoEnergy – the EU community for innovation in sustainable energy across Europe supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.
The European Hyperloop Centre
In addition to the celebration of the results achieved, Hardt Hyperloop is also revealing new information about the realization of their next phase -the European Hyperloop Centre. The facility, which includes a large R&D workshop, presentation facilities, and an experience center, is equipped with a 3-kilometer track that will allow for the high-speed testing of vehicles from collaborating hyperloop companies and will provide the basis for the standardization in European hyperloop infrastructure and technology. The company can count on the support of renowned industrial leaders, including that of its consortium partner Royal IHC and is currently exploring suitable locations within Europe for the Centre, which is forecasted to be operational in two years.