Virgin Hyperloop One
TSCS secured significant financial and business support for Virgin Hyperloop’s proposals in the UK and worked hard to present the technology to government and the Department of Transport at the highest levels. This is undoubtedly a technology whose time has come.
TSCS worked alongside Hyperloop One to excite political interest in Maglev technology. Today, Virgin Hyperloop One Inc of Los Angeles is developing a new mode of transportation that moves freight and people quickly, safely, on-demand and direct from origin to destination. Passengers or cargo are loaded into the Hyperloop vehicle and accelerate gradually via electric propulsion through a low-pressure tube. The vehicle floats above the track using magnetic levitation and glides at airline speeds for long distances due to ultra-low aerodynamic drag. Hyperloop One systems will be built on columns or tunneled below ground to avoid dangerous grade crossings and wildlife. It’s fully autonomous and enclosed, eliminating pilot error and weather hazards. It’s safe and clean, with no direct carbon emissions. Watch this video to get an idea of how Hyperloop works.
A growing global economy requires faster, cheaper, safer and more efficient transportation modes. Our roads, airports, and ports are congested. Hyperloop differs from conventional high speed trains in four key respects:
- It’s faster, as in two to three times faster than the fastest high-speed rail.
- It’s on-demand and direct. Trains follow a schedule and typically have multiple stops. Hyperloop leaves when you’re ready to go, and pods can depart up to several times per minute and can transport passengers and cargo direct to their destination with no stops along the way.
- It’s environmentally friendly, with a smaller civil engineering footprint, more efficient energy consumption and no direct emissions or noise.
- It’s less expensive and different technology: High-speed rail and maglev trains require power along the entire track. As a result, the track costs more to build and more to operate. Hyperloop One achieves better performance for less cost.