Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, the company which plans to operate a futuristic transport system in the UAE in 2020, has provided a first look of its full-scale passenger capsule.
At an unveiling ceremony in Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain, it was announced that Quintero One is constructed almost completely out of HyperloopTT’s Vibranium, a specially made dual-layer smart composite material.
It was built at the Southern Spain aerospace facilities of HyperloopTT’s partner Airtificial, a new company formed by the merger of composite expert Carbures and engineering company Inypsa that manufactures for many leading companies including Airbus and Boeing.
Quintero One measures 32 metres and weighs 5 tons. It has 72 sensors and will be delivered to HyperloopTT’s research and development centre in Toulouse, France for additional assembly and integration into the system, before it is used on one of the first commercial tracks, a statement said.
The deal will also see the construction of HyperloopTT’s XO Square Innovation Centre and a Hyperloop Visitor Centre in Aldar’s Seih Al Sdeirah landbank.
HyperloopTT said it plans construction of the line in several phases starting within the 10km allocation, with further development aimed at creating a commercial Hyperloop network across the UAE and beyond.
Bibop Gresta, chairman of HyperloopTT, said at the time: “With regulatory support, we hope the first section will be operational in time for Expo 2020.”For all the latest tech news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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