HyperloopTT and Hitachi Rail adapt ERTMS simulators for hyperloop pods

HyperloopTT and Hitachi Rail have co-developed a digital simulator that is adapted to hyperloop technology, the companies announce on Friday. The simulator allows for the testing of the traffic management, the signalling and some of the physical safety requirements of the hyperloop system.

“Collaboration will accelerate HyperloopTT’s commercialisation timeline by utilising current proven high-speed rail ERTMS logics instead of creating new standards”, the Los Angeles-based hyperloop player said in a press release.

Now that the proof of concept for a cloud-based ERTMS signalling system for HyperloopTT’s capsules has been completed, the companies can not work towards running the simulator system to speeds of up to 1,200 kilometres per hour. HyperloopTT and Hitachi Rail are now finalising efforts on an interface with HTT’s simulators for functional integration.

“Hitachi Rail’s experience in installing, maintaining, and monitoring traffic management systems in the rail industry is second to none. We’re delighted to have collaborated with them on this cutting-edge simulation of ERTMS and ECTS systems on our hyperloop”, HyperloopTT’s ceo Andres De Leon said in comments.

HyperloopTT and Hitachi Rail started their cooperation in December 2020 on integrating the hyperloop technology with Hitachi’s signalling technology.

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Author: Nick Augusteijn

Editor RailTech.com

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