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A tunnel-free Hyperloop-inspired system

22 November 2017

A new company formed by Hyperloop One and SpaceX engineer Brogan BamBrogan is building technology based on the Hyperloop architecture.

Arrivo sled (Credit: Arrivo)

Arrivo’s autonomous network is designed to eliminate traffic by transporting vehicles at speeds up to 200mph in a sled-style pod that runs on magnetised tracks alongside existing roads. The system uses electric power to propel the sleds and magnetic levitation to float them at high speeds.

Brogan BamBrogan recently announced a deal with the Colorado Department of Transportation to develop this system throughout the Denver region. The company claims it can cut the 35-70 minute journey from Denver’s airport to the city centre down the just 10 minutes…and it’s a lot cheaper than the Hyperloop as there are no tunnels. 

According to an article in Wired, Arrivo plans to start with a test site running alongside the E-470 toll road, which runs north-south to the east of Denver, past the main airport. 

Video courtesy of Arrivo 

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