Urbanization is increasing throughout the world. By 2025, about 60% of the world’s population is expected to live in cities. By 2050, this will be even more than 2/3th of the world’s population. This has major consequences for the accessibility of cities and calls for changing mobility and transport choices. One of the solutions in the field of transport that will become reality in the future is the hyperloop.
What is a hyperloop?
The hyperloop concept was first presented in 2012 by Elon Musk. It is a lightweight capsule that travels through an almost vacuum-aspirated tube. In that tube there is almost no air resistance and this ensures that the transport is much faster, cheaper and more efficient than with the current means of transport. The capsule can reach a speed of 1200 kilometers per hour and is suitable for both passenger transport and freight shipments. The tubes through which the capsule travels can be built both underground and above ground.