22/11/2019 – News / Transportation / Technology / Electric / Sustainability / Hyperloop TT / Gaussin
HyperloopTT partners with Gaussin to develop self-driving freight vehicles
Elon Musk’s vision of a system that moves people and goods at unprecedented speeds safely, efficiently, and sustainably has itself moved closer to reality with the announcement of a new strategic partnership between Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) and leading French transport and logistics engineering corporation Gaussin.
The collaboration will centre around the creation and supply of the new AIV HyperloopTT electric self-driving vehicles that will cost-efficiently carry and transfer containers for the Hyperloop Freight System.
The AIV HyperloopTT will have the task of carrying containers from the port storage area up to the HyperloopTT freight capsule and transferring them using a lateral transfer module that has existing and proven capability in other rail-road logistics applications. Precision docking with the capsule and rapid transfer of containers directly into the capsule will allow continuous supply to the capsules, shortening station stops – thus maximising the flexibility of the HyperloopTT solution and reducing overall cost.
Efficient, safe, clean mobility concept
Christophe Gaussin, Managing Director of Gaussin Group, said the new partnership would allow the integration of Gaussin solutions into “an efficient, safe, and clean mobility concept that will revolutionise the transport of passengers and goods”.
“This partnership has enabled us to leverage our expertise in the field of electric driverless container transport and port activities, which is the legacy business of Gaussin,” he added.
“Gaussin will play a critical role in bringing our freight solutions to reality,” said Andres de Leon, CEO of LA-headquartered HyperloopTT – a global team comprised of more than 800 engineers, creatives and technologists in 52 multidisciplinary teams, with 50 corporate and university partners.
Through the use of unique, patented technology and an advanced business model of lean collaboration, open innovation and integrated partnership, HyperloopTT is creating and licensing technologies that will facilitate the realisation of this potentially revolutionary transportation system of the future.
“The interest in bringing Hyperloop to the world's overcrowded ports and freight systems is very high,” Mr de Leon continued. “Because of the system's speed, efficiency, economic benefits, and low carbon footprint, Hyperloop is on its way to becoming the new standard in transport solutions for the 21st century. With a global industry leader like Gaussin, a major puzzle piece for Hyperloop freight systems has been solved.”