First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has unveiled its full-scale passenger capsule at a ceremony in Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain.
The company says the Quintero One capsule is built almost entirely out of its Vibranium, a dual-layer smart composite material.
Dirk Ahlborn, HyperloopTT co-founder and CEO, says: “In just five years we have solved and improved upon all of the technology needed for Hyperloop with our new levitation system, vacuum pumps, batteries and smart composites.”
Hyperloop’s partner and manufacturer Airtificial built Quintero One and it was designed by consultancy PriestmanGoode.
The capsule is 32m long with an inner cabin length of 15m. Other components include 82 carbon fibre panels, 72 sensors and 75,000 rivets.
Quintero One will be fully optimised and ready for passengers in 2019, the company adds.