Recently, Hardt Hyperloop, a Dutch startup making it possible to travel through a vacuum tube at speeds of more than 1,000 kilometers per hour organised the first edition of the HyperSummit focussing on urgency, research, and collaboration. At the summit, various well-known organisations presented their collective vision on the future of hyperloop in Europe. In addition to it, internationally acclaimed architecture firm UNStudio presented an initial design for the hyperloop station of the future at the HyperSummit.
In fact, Hardt Hyperloop shared the results of the kick-off study related to the implementation issue of Amsterdam-Frankfurt route. As per the research, the Amsterdam-Frankfurt route is 450 kilometers long, and the journey with seven intermediate stations takes around 50 minutes. It’s worth mentioning it would take four hours with regular transport.
Moreover, this route alone could serve more than 4.3 million residents and the Hyperloop could carry more than 48 million passengers annually. Implementing this would provide a sustainable alternative for the approximately two million airline passengers annually, which would save 83,690 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year.
In this regard, we have compiled a list of 5 things you don’t know about the Delft-based Hardt Hyperloop.
#1 Working on emission-free, safe, and accessible transportation
The company is working on Hyperloop solutions specifically for overpopulated cities, inaccessible rural areas, and unhealthy industrial urbanization which inhibits human potential. Implementing Hyperloop in these areas can give people freedom and expand their boundaries by traveling long distances in a short time
#2 It’s a Spin-off
In 2017, the Delft Hyperloop student team won the SpaceX Hyperloop Competition organized by Elon Musk. The Hardt hyperloop is a spin-off of this team and has grown to be a company that holds a leading position in the European development of the Hyperloop.
#3 20 full-time professionals
Headquartered at Delft, Hardt Hyperloop, at present, has 20 full-time professionals and hundreds of other employees at partner companies involved in the development of the Hyperloop. The company is working with the likes of Transpod, Hyper Poland, and Zeleros on standardization and regulations.
#4 Raised €5M
Recently, the Dutch start-up raised a fund of €5 million led by InnoEnergy, the European community for knowledge and innovation in sustainable energy. The company is planning to invest it in the consortium that has been established to realize the Hyperloop in Europe.
Hardt is developing smart, convenient and sustainable transportation through the hyperloop, which is supported by the Lower House of the Dutch parliament, Tata Steel, Royal IHC, the Dutch Railways, Deutsche Bahn, Continental, Royal BAM, ENGIE Laborelec and InnoEnergy.
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