People all around the world are keen on getting in on the action of materializing the Hyperloop idea — whether they are researchers entering think tanks, cash cow investors looking to inject funding, or factories interested in manufacturing the design. An example of the latter is the organization called TransPod, a Toronto startup entering the Hyperloop game.
Have a look at this video below released by TransPod recently, which not only foresees the benefits for people in regards to transportation but also gives an inside look into the basics behind engineering such a brilliant concept.
One of the largest threats critics are focusing on is that of safety. In his TedTalks session, Sebastien Gendron explains how Hyperloop, while proposing different technologies than those offered by trains and airplanes, can be trusted just the same in the future.
“As every new transportation system,” Gendron adds “we will have to work with agencies like Transport Canada to certify our product, … and actually the first application might be cargo”
He understands that collaboration must exist between the research and government sectors. Though Gendron, founder and CEO of Transpod, believes cargo and such substances shall be transported through Hyperloop before humans, considering safety precautions, he is already thinking on how to attract the masses.
Their promotional video seen below, revealed at the InnoTrans show, provides a view of the looks and feels of the interior design inside the proposed Hyperloop. Beyond the fact that this thing will travel at about the speed of 1000 kilometers per hour, this Canadian startup shows off functionalities for professionals such as private conference rooms and luxurious-style seating with a realistic natural lighting system.
Essential to the progress of such an innovative proposal is the backing of government and their constituent regulations. According to CEO of Hyperloop Technologies Inc., Rob Lloyd, the prototype will be ready by the year 2017 — now the only question is where. “Where it’s built,” Lloyd adds in an interview with Bloomberg, “depends on how willing regulators are to write new rules instead of changing the old ones”