Hardt-hyperloop-receiving funding from European commission
As I said before, if you want to ride a hyperloop, you have to wait a while. These things happen slowly. Something that is not so bad when you are think about getting hurt through a windowless pipe at high speeds. But this week the reality of hyperloop hell saw a lot more real. Hard Hyperloop he raised a ton of money from the European Commission. This is the first donation for hyperloop technology from the EC.
Okay, that's not as much as $ 15 million when we talk about creating a completely new way of transport. But it is a clear recognition by the European Commission that hyperloop is a sustainable mode of transport. The idea has legs - or in this case, tubes.
Hardt hyperloop as a green move
It's all part of a larger sustainability mission backed by the European Green Treaty, which refers to hyperloop as a kind of sustainable and smart move.
Hyperloop vehicles move independently through low-pressure hoses. Electromagnetic movement makes travel energy efficient and completely CO2 neutral. The hyperloop is therefore responding to the growing demand for a sustainable (high-speed) transport solution for both people and goods.
As I have mentioned before, Hardt has been instrumental in establishing the foundation for hyperloop transport to become a reality in Europe. The company helped advance the development of the European Hyperloop Center (EHC) in 2022. The EHC plans to open a 2.7km test route with a cargo scale tube suitable for speeds of up to 700 km / h to test hyperloop technologies in 2023.
Wow, companies are finally starting to work together
Earlier this month the European Railway Infrastructure Managers (EIM) name to be agreed with the seven largest hyperloop players. It supports the integration of hyperloop and rail systems in Europe. It is an opportunity for companies including Hardt, HyperloopTT, Nevomo, Swisspod Technologies, TransPod, Virgin Hyperloop, and Zeleros to exchange information and best practices with the EIM and identify innovative drivers..
Hyperloop companies desperately need some hype - heck, any PR will do
You may have seen symbolic photos, CGI videos, and models (pre-spread disease) at motion craft demonstrations. The fact is that the progress of hyperloop is so slow that it is difficult to relate to the public. Last month Morning Consult survey Around 1550 people in the US found that 70% of those surveyed said they had heard "nothing" about hyperloop. This is despite years of public efforts building on major transportation technology from companies such as Virgin Hyperloop and Elon Musk's The Boring Company.
These companies are struggling to be relevant. Delft even offers to appear at your event like a clown at a birthday party.
Researchers provided respondents with detailed information about the potential of a hyperloop. However, only 57% expressed an interest in using the transport when it becomes available. 78% of respondents raised safety concerns, with 73% questioning its reliability. Strangely, the use of hyperloop for transporting goods has not been mentioned, which I believe will happen much earlier than any major commercial attempts to transport people.
Its environmental benefits consistently fail: 62% of respondents expressed concern about the environmental impact of the construction. In addition, 60% raised concerns about how his work will affect the wider environment.
Not surprisingly, only about 40 percent of survey respondents want to allocate any government money to hyperloops. Expenditure on repairs to roads and bridges is 73% prioritized. Another 68% want the money to go to public transport such as buses and subways. Companies will hit the PR path if they want people to ride on what they are building.