Imagine a world where you can travel from Los Angeles to San Fransisco in 30 minutes, or from London to Manchester in 15 minutes. Suddenly you could live anywhere, work anywhere, and visit anywhere.
Hyperloop is a conceptual, high-speed transportation system initially proposed by Elon Musk. The concept consists of passenger and cargo pods being propelled at up to 760 mph in a low pressure tube using sustainable and cost-efficient energy. To accelerate its development, SpaceX hosted a competition for engineering teams to design their own hyperloop pods and test them at their facility in Hawthorne, California.
With the hyperloop we introduce a new way of thinking about the world. Suddenly distance really ceases to have the same meaning. Hyperloop offers an on demand system that can change an hour to equal travel of around 700 and 1200 km. Twinning of cities becomes feasible in a totally new way. The requirement to live near where you work, or family and school accessibility are about to change drastically.
Welcome to rLoop, the hyperloop without the hype.
The hPod Concept
The hPod is a hyperloop system, designed with functionality, adaptability and scalability in mind. The hPod is a set of unified building blocks; a set not aimed at a single use case, but from which multiple configurations can be built.
hPod Cargo Configuration
The basis of most rail and transport systems is not passenger numbers carried but rather freight capacity. When the hyperloop was first presented Elon Musk wrote about passengers, but the real opportunity comes with freight.
rLoop has designed a series of cargo components utilising the ubiquitous shipping container. Designed to safeguard the security of the freight and minimise handling, rLoop sees the hyperloop enabling land transport of significant loads with speed and accuracy as part of the invisible a to b transport. After the hyperloop the container can then continue for last mile transport using trucks and be broken down for economic retail utilisation.
hPod Passenger Configuration
People matter too, and at rLoop we plan for a system of passenger pods, expandable to ensure seamless travel at speed of sound and reducing barriers to travel and distance to participate in life activities. Join us in our vision of the future.
The future begins as you open your eyes, and the world will never again be the same. rLoop is not a team PR evangelists but rather engineers, designers and scientists actively making the future.
Join us, dream with us, make with us. Today, for tomorrow.