HyperloopTT is building the world’s third Hyperloop test track in France

April 16, 2018 by  
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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies just began construction on the world’s third Hyperloop test track. According to its latest announcement, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies ‘ full-scale tubes just reached a research and development facility in Toulouse, France , and a test track is under construction. The two other Hyperloop test tracks are Virgin Hyperloop One in the desert near Las Vegas and Elon Musk’s near the SpaceX headquarters in California. The race toward a functioning, real-world Hyperloop system continues as more test tracks pop up , governments sign deals , and billionaires get in on the action. Construction of Hyperloop TT’s test track will happen in two phases. The first phase is the building of a closed system around 1,050 feet long, which the company says will be operational in 2018. In 2019, the company plans to finish a 0.6-mile system elevated by pylons at around 20 feet for the second phase. HyperloopTT’s passenger and freight tubes have an interior diameter of about 13 feet. A full-scale passenger capsule is scheduled to arrive in France this summer “for assembly and integration” — it’s almost finished being built at a facility in Spain. Related: Hyperloop One exhibits exciting first images of full-scale test track In the company’s statement, HyperloopTT chairman Bibop Gresta said, “We’ve pioneered the technology , proved feasible and insurable by the world’s largest reinsurance company, Munich RE. We have agreements in place in nine countries where we’re working on feasibility and regulations. We have a research center for freight and logistics in Brazil and a facility in Toulouse where we’ll deliver the first full-scale passenger capsule. Hyperloop is no longer a concept, it has become a commercial industry.” Stay tuned — HyperloopTT said they’ll soon reveal details for a public unveiling of their France facility this year. + Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Via The Verge Images via Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

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Five mile Hyperloop test track to be constructed in California

February 27, 2015 by  
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Just two years ago, Elon Musk proposed a new 700mph mass transit solution called the Hyperloop , and now it has taken a big step closer to becoming a reality. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies , a company inspired by Musk’s idea has just signed a deal to build a five mile test track in central California. The track will be built at a cost of $100 million, and is expected to be operational in 2019. Read the rest of Five mile Hyperloop test track to be constructed in California Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: California , fifth mode , green transportation , Hyperloop , Hyperloop Transportation Technologies , Interstate 5 , mass transit , quay valley , self-powering , Solar Power , test track

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Bulgaria’s National Museum complex fuses sustainable design with historic architecture

February 27, 2015 by  
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HWKN unveils designs for University of Pennsylvania’s bold Pennovation Center

February 27, 2015 by  
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China announces one-year ban on ivory imports

February 27, 2015 by  
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In response to growing criticism of Chinese demand for ivory , China’s State Forestry Administration has announced a one-year ban on the import of ivory carvings. The continued demand for ivory, for which China is the world’s largest market, has decimated the African elephant population, with one elephant killed every 15 minutes for its tusks . While some animal rights’ groups have hailed China’s temporary ban as a step in the right direction, it has also been criticized as nothing more than “window dressing” that fails to address the larger problems of ivory demand. Read the rest of China announces one-year ban on ivory imports Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: African elephant , animal rights , carvings , china , chinese , government , import ban , ivory , ivory carving , Ivory Trade , poachers

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