Testing Ground for Hyperloop in Dnipro Determined
The testing platform will be created in the industrial park, Innovation Forpost
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The Ukrainian Infrastructure Ministry and the working group of the HypeUA project, have chosen the site for the construction of a super-high-speed train, Hyperloop, in Dnipro city, and plan to soon start developing the technical logistics.
The municipal development agency of Dnipro city said in a statement that the special working group agreed that the testing platform will be created in the industrial park, Innovation Forpost, in Dnipro.
Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Volodymyr Omelyan, wrote about it on Facebook.
“We also held a second meeting of the HypeUA work group, where we came to an agreement on the location of the testing ground,” he wrote.
“All of our efforts are presently concentrated on the preparation of a high-quality scientific feasibility analysis and technical documentation, in close collaboration with Virgin Hyperloop One and DP World Cargospeed. I also got some much-needed inspiration from a meeting with the Pivdenne Construction Bureau and Noosphere. The latter agreed, among other things, to provide its five laboratories to those Ukrainian teams that will participate in the project,” he continued.
He noted that he would like the enterprises of Dnipropetrovsk region and other regions of Ukraine to “become key suppliers for the fifth type of new generation transport that is being developed: the Hyperloop system.”
“Our short-term goal is to create, right here in Dnipro and together with the European Commission, a Centre for Transport Innovation, which will have a focus solely on practical implementation. Self-driving cars, AI, Internet of Things, Hyperloop. The future is much closer than some would have you believe,” Omelyan noted.
Earlier, Omelyan said that the test platform of the Ukrainian version of Hyperloop may start in 2019.
In addition, costs for constructing Hyperloop in Ukraine were calculated.
Hyperloop trains are high-speed trains that will make train travel faster and more efficient. The concept is pretty simple: instead of train cars, passengers will use special capsules which will move in a vacuum tube at the speed of 1,200 kilometers per hour. In 2016, the system was successfully tested in Nevada.