Hyperloop passenger capsule arrives in Toulouse for testing on a new test trackJanuary 30, 2019
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies representatives informed that its full-scale passenger capsule has arrived at its research center in Toulouse, France, where the company is building a 320-meter long test track.
The future is one step closer. After a three day, 1,500 km journey beginning in Southern Spain, the #Hyperloop passenger capsule has successfully arrived at @hyperlooptt ‘s test facility in Toulouse. Now the final tests are underway for #HyperloopTT. #transportingthefuture pic.twitter.com/Qp33rjVKPQ
— HyperloopTT (@hyperlooptt) January 22, 2019
Quintero 1 is the name of that Hyperloop capsule constructed in Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain. It is built using an enigmatic material called “Vibranium” – a “specially made dual-layer smart composite material.” Pod is 105 feet (32 meters) long and weighs around 5 tons.
HTT says the remaining parts of the tube needed to complete the Toulouse Hyperloop test track will be arriving soon, so the full system can be assembled this year.