Share this article Share The cargo system, which is being designed alongside a possible passenger service by Virgin Hyperloop One, will be called the DP World Cargospeed.
The plan would enable delivery on the Hyperloop system from huge warehouses to consumers many miles away at the same price per kilogram as a lorry. As part of their vision, drones would be used to complete the final leg of the journey. The entire system would be powered by renewable energy to avoid producing direct emissions. London-based firm, Forster and Partners, has teamed up with Richard Branson's Virgin Hyperloop One, one of the two consortiums developing the technology.
Alongside ports operator DP World, they plan to develop the first intercontinental Hyperloop shipping route through Asia, the Middle East and Europe The consortium says they will have three 'production systems' in service by As part of their vision, drones would be used to complete the final leg of the journey 'The movement of people and goods is part of the vital infrastructure that binds all our cities together — and cities are the future of our society,' said Norman Foster, founder of Foster and Partners.
Hyperloop is a proposed method of travel that would transport people at roughly mph between distant locations. It was unveiled by Elon Musk in , who at the time said it could take passengers the miles km from LA to San Francisco in 30 minutes - half the time it takes a plane.
It is essentially a long tube that has had the air removed to create a vacuum. For safety reasons, Hyperloop tunnels need escape hatches in case of fire. The tube is suspended off the ground to protect against weather and earthquakes. There are now a number of firms vying to bring the technology to life, including Elon Musk himself, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, and Virgin Hyperloop One.
Today our role is not in the port,' bin Sulayem said. Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who also serves as the Emirates' vice president and prime minister, also made an unannounced appearance at Sunday's event, showing the importance his government puts in the new technology.
Tesla co-founder Elon Musk first proposed the idea in 'Dubai is on the cutting edge of everything,' Mr Branson said. Models in white jumpsuits and capes stood at every winding turn on the way to board the Queen Elizabeth 2, which recently became a floating hotel after nearly a decade-long dockside wait.
Slick graphics bearing an April 29, date showed pods coming in from a series of tubes and racing past a Dubai skyline featuring a solar panel farm. Hyperloop One officials suggested in the travel time by hyperloop between Dubai and Abu Dhabi would be only 12 minutes - significantly down from the hour-plus journey it now takes by car between the two cities. Hyperloop TT, another firm based in Los Angeles, announced plans earlier this month to build a test track within a 6.
Its partner is the largely state-owned developer Aldar Properties. Shown here is a screenshot of the video showing the cargo hyperloop concept A concept of a hyperloop cargo port is shown here. Hyperloop One's former chairman and co-founder, the venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar, took a leave of absence after facing a series of sexual misconduct allegations, which he denied. Russian billionaire Ziyavudin Magomedov, a board member and early investor, also left after facing unrelated charges accusing him of embezzling money from Russian government infrastructure contracts.
Asked about the boardroom challenges, Branson only said that 'the previous chairman has left and I stepped in.