Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) announced its official recognition by the United Nations as a signatory of the Global Compact network, dedicated to companies adopting sustainable business practices and committed to contemporary environmental and societal challenges. By becoming a member of this UN network, HyperloopTT is committed to integrating its ten Principles in favor of human rights, labor, the environment and the fight against corruption in its activities and its fundamental values.
On this occasion, HyperloopTT unveiled images of its very first large-scale commercial system. Designed in collaboration with the Dar team (with sister companies Perkins + Will, TYLIN and Curry & Brown), it aims to be the most sustainable structure ever built. These models allow the construction and certification of the first HyperloopTT systems to be considered anywhere in the world. According to the results of the study carried out in 2019 by the Consortium Great Lakes Hyperloop, a Hyperloop system connecting Chicago, Cleveland and Pittsburgh would potentially reduce the region’s CO2 emissions by 143 million tonnes.
These HyperloopTT business concepts, developed in partnership with Dar, are the result of decades of innovations inspired by nature. Going beyond the necessary requirements for obtaining LEED Platinum certification, they are now inspiring a wave of developments aimed at the top of the LEED and BREEAM rankings.
The models feature a long capsule to accommodate travelers on board. Designed as a super-fast, on-demand waypoint for regional connectivity, the station is designed to accommodate high passenger traffic, providing a highly efficient mode of transportation aimed at developing local, national and continental economies. .
The main structure of the HyperloopTT and its capsule are covered by solar panels optimized to adjust to daylight, following the movement of the sun to capture the necessary energy. This system thus ensures a completely independent operation of fossil fuels. It integrates with the entire HyperloopTT infrastructure energy collection, storage and transfer system to flexibly distribute and receive energy, allowing it to adapt to long-distance journeys.