Frequently Asked Questions

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About Hardt

Hardt is a hyperloop company that was founded in 2016, with its headquarters situated in the Netherlands. Now existing of a diverse team of 35+ FTE from all over the world, and many more specialists at partner companies involved, the team is working tirelessly to bring this new transportation system to market while addressing all aspects concerning the implementation of an international hyperloop network.

What is Hardt’s share in the development of the hyperloop?

What is the relationship between Elon Musk and Hardt?

What partners are involved in developing the hyperloop?

Can other companies get involved in the development of hyperloop?

Are Hardt’s activities solely focused on Europe?

About hyperloop

What is the hyperloop?

For who is the hyperloop?

How fast is the hyperloop?

What kinds of problems does the hyperloop solve?

When will travelling with hyperloop be possible?

Where will the first hyperloop route be built?

What are the advantages of traveling through a hyperloop tube?

How many passengers will a hyperloop vehicle accommodate?

How does the capacity of a hyperloop network compare to rail?

Will the hyperloop replace the train or plane?

How it works

How does the hyperloop levitation system work?

How does a hyperloop vehicle accelerate?

Is it possible to take turns at such high speeds?

How high is the pressure in the tube?

Is hyperloop infrastructure highly susceptible to imperfections because of the high speeds?

Hyperloop as a safe and comfortable way to travel

Hyperloop is being developed in a collaborative way, with safety as the highest priority. Specialized companies are involved on every aspect and component, and governments, research and knowledge institutions and standardization organizations are involved in aspects such as the establishment of hyperloop safety and interoperability standards.

What will it be like to travel in a vehicle without windows?

What will the physical experience of acceleration to and deceleration from the high speeds be like?

Is it risky to have no pilot in the vehicles?

Would the low pressure in the tube not create risk of implosion?

What would happen to the vehicles when there is a leak or breach in the tube?

What would happen to the vehicles in case of a substantial breach in the tube?

Can the hyperloop infrastructure withstand thermal expansion or earthquakes across miles of infrastructure?

Can the magnetic fields cause harm to the human body?

What would you do if there is a breach in the chassis of the vehicle?

How is air supplied and filtered on board of a hyperloop vehicle?

How will passengers be evacuated from the vehicle and tube in case of an emergency?

How would power failure affect the operations?

About costs

According to a proposal of the European Commission an estimated 1,500 billion needs to be invested in transport infrastructure in Europe over the next decennium. In selecting the projects for these investments, short-term congestion relief needs to be carefully weighed against the long-term as well as sustainable opportunities that new solutions such as hyperloop could bring, as the consequences of these investments last a lifetime.

How much will a hyperloop ticket cost?

How much does it cost to implement a hyperloop system?

How do hyperloop maintenance costs compare to other modalities

About integration

How can hyperloop infrastructure be implemented busier urban or rural areas?

How much noise does the hyperloop make?

About environmental impact

Will hyperloop be redundant if the aviation industry becomes sustainable?

How much energy does the hyperloop use?

How much CO2 is being emitted during the operation of hyperloop?