What is Hyperloop?
A Hyperloop moves capsules through an air tube supported by piles. The capsules can reach the speed of aeroplanes (1,200 km/h) thanks to magnetic propulsion systems..
What is the project?
On 22 January 2019 at 6:30 pm, SADE signed a partnership agreement with Canadian start-up TransPod, creators of one of the most advanced hyperloop systems in the world. EDF and Arcelor Mittal also signed this agreement for a project to design a new test track in Droux, near Limoges.
Construction of the test track began in 2019. High-speed tests will begin in 2020. The results of the programme will culminate in the construction of an operational prototype of the TransPod vehicle, the new “hyperloop” vacuum train, to be assembled in Limoges.
What is SADE’s role?
SADE teams, specifically the SADE Ingénierie (Sing) teams, helped draft the specifications, positioning SADE as a technical partner for exterior infrastructure (outside the capsule), design, and construction.