Building a demonstrator
TransPod is developing a new tube transportation technology and is positioning itself beyond the "hyperloop" concept as introduced by SpaceX, as well as competing designs currently under development. In fact, TransPod's patented innovations greatly improve the efficiency of the system while considerably reducing the cost of building a line.
As infrastructure costs account for 90% of the overall budget for the construction of a line, it is vital to keep them as low as possible to ensure the profitability of future projects.
Therefore, TransPod's intellectual property enables ultra-high-speed propulsion without installing expensive electromagnets on the track, stability control during levitation phases, and contactless power transmission ensuring continuous power supply without the need for heavy on-board batteries.
After having tested the sub-systems through computer-aided simulations and laboratory prototypes, the TransPod teams are now ready to begin a series of physical tests on the entire integrated system.
The 1:4 scale demonstrator is directly aligned with TransPod's industrial development program:
=> TRL 2
Individual tests in the laboratory and in a small-scale vacuum chamber
=> TRL 3
Integration of subsystems and 1:4 scale tests
=> TRL 4
Full system test, half-scale, at high speed and in real conditions
=> TRL 5/6
Full system tests at scale, maximum speed and in real conditions
Canada or France
=> TRL 7/8/9
This project has a two-fold objective: the experimentation of the entire integrated system, and the demonstration of the advantages of a TransPod line for ultra-high-speed travel.
Be a partner in the realization of the demonstrator
We have designed this project to benefit not only TransPod, but also its partners, through broad media exposure, collaboration opportunities, and participation in reducing the risk for future partnerships and investments.
TransPod wishes to join forces with partners for the financing of the project. The choice of the scale and length of the tube makes it possible to build this demonstrator with a reasonable budget, while providing proof of concept of the global and integrated intellectual property.