Hyperloop TT presents hyperloop safety guidelines to the EC
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (Hyperloop TT) has presented a set of guidelines for safe design and operation of hyperloop systems to the European Commission.
The guidelines, which detail over 125 system requirements for hyperloop, are intended to potentially become the basis of European standards and certification for all hyperloop systems in future.
The guide was presented to Elisabeth Werner, Director of Land Transport at DG Move, the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission in Brussels.
The proposed guidelines have been created based on an initiative by HyperloopTT and testing and certification company TÜV SÜD, along with reinsurance company Munich Re, to create core safety requirements and insurance frameworks for Hyperloop systems, which was completed in September last year.
The new guidelines build on the completion of the core safety requirements and the implementation of certification processes as well as further development for the construction and operation of Hyperloop systems worldwide.
“The EU is a world reference for transport research, safety standards and regulation. To facilitate their development and being open to innovation: this is why we are interested in the analysis presented here on Hyperloop. Hyperloop as new transport technologies can be a great opportunity to connect EU countries and regions even better, and to deliver energy efficient, carbon-free land transport,” said Elisabeth Werner, Director of Land Transport at DG Move.
“It is important to create unified standards and procedures with HyperloopTT's system along with other potential system providers. HyperloopTT continues to be at the forefront of the Hyperloop movement, working directly with governments and members of the regulatory industry,” said Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of HyperloopTT. “We are pleased to be working alongside the European Commission and our industry-leading partners to help create this latest guideline.”