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INNOVATION| 03.02.2021

Welcome to the transport of the future: Hyperloop 

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With floating pods traveling at speeds of up to 1,200 km/h by levitating through a network of low-pressure steel pipes, the vehicle could connect major urban hubs in just a few short minutes. Set to revolutionize mobility, it will be like an international subway system

Living in Spain but working in France every day? According to an article recently published by MAPFRE Global Risks in its Risk Management magazine, Hyperloop will make things easy for you in just a few years’ time.

Hyperloop is a floating pod-based vehicle that levitates through a network of low-pressure steel pipes and could reach speeds of 1,200 km/h.

A project led by Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and Tesla, this high-speed, energy-efficient system with zero direct emissions could become an international subway system and transform the mobility model.

Hyperloop will revolutionize not only the transport industry but society as a whole, functioning autonomously and significantly shortening journey times by connecting cities and transport hubs in a matter of minutes. In Europe, it is estimated that it could save 75 million hours, with an economic impact of approximately 1.6 trillion euros.

In addition to the benefits it will provide for passengers, the environment and the global economy, its positive effects will also be felt in sectors such as rail, infrastructure and aviation.

Juan Vicén, co-founder and CMO of Zeleros—a Spanish company that is leading the development of a Hyperloop transportation system in Europe—was asked about the main challenges facing the project, to which he responded that the main difficulties lay in establishing a regulatory body and integrating systems that have yet to be tested together. 

Check out the magazine here.