LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyperloop One (formerly Hyperloop Technologies) today unveiled its new global partner ecosystem, featuring some of the world leaders in transportation engineering, architecture, infrastructure strategy and financing, construction and operations. Companies including AECOM, AMBERG Group, ARCTURAN SUSTAINABLE CARGO, ARUP, Bjarke Ingels Group, Cargo Sous Terrain, Deutsche Bahn Engineering & Consulting, FS LINKS, GRID, KPMG and SYSTRA have all joined forces with Hyperloop One to develop the future of transportation.
"We are pleased to announce the formation of a network of leading companies that share our vision for solving today's transportation challenges and embrace our dedication to make Hyperloop a reality worldwide," said Rob Lloyd, CEO of Hyperloop One. "We will work alongside these world-class partners to redefine the future of transportation, providing a more immediate, safe, efficient and sustainable high-speed backbone for the movement of people and things."
Hyperloop One places an equal focus on the efficient and sustainable transportation of people and freight. One of the major challenges we face today is the increasing volume of container traffic shuttling from our busy ports to other modes of transportation. The company announced today it is working with global engineering leader AECOM to support a feasibility study conducted by Arcturan Sustainable Cargo to determine how Hyperloop can improve productivity at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles by increasing efficiency and reducing urban traffic and omissions.
"AECOMs partnership with Hyperloop One has the potential to transform the movement of both people and freight," said Mike Burke, AECOM's chairman and CEO. "Our expertise working with cities, building port infrastructure and delivering highly challenging transit projects provides the depth of knowledge essential for safely and effectively developing and maximizing a new mode of transportation."
Hyperloop One is collaborating with Arup to redefine passenger travel. Arup's leading experience designing and engineering tunnels and passenger infrastructure will shape how Hyperloop One creates a high-speed, tunnel-based transportation backbone. Arup has led the way on some of the most complex tunnelling and new station projects, including London Crossrail's 42km of new tunnels, running 40 metres under the city. The partnership's initial focus will be to evaluate, develop and scope Hyperloop opportunities in specific geographic regions.
"Hyperloop has the potential to solve many of today's most complex long-distance transport issues," said Gregory Hodkinson, Arup Group Chairman. "If railways helped enable the first industrial revolution, Hyperloop has the potential to do the same for the information economy, overcoming distances and creating connections between people, places, ideas and opportunities."
A major goal for Hyperloop One is to connect distant cities to form dynamic and efficient economic super-regions, a goal we share with our new Nordic partners FS Links. Linking urban centers between Finland and Sweden, for example, will catalyze economic development in towns and cities along the route.
"We are delighted to be partnering with Hyperloop One to create entirely new possibilities for living and working on a Hyperloop-connected corridor," said Mårten Fröjdö, CEO, FS Links. "The sheer speed of Hyperloop will provide the Nordic region and Scandinavia with a huge economic and employment boost."
Architect Bjarke Ingels /BIG has also partnered with Hyperloop to transform the future of public infrastructure: "Traditionally, the work of an architect is to design buildings for the same known program – a residence or a workplace - and try to squeeze in a marginal improvement here or an elegant design solution there. With Hyperloop we are not only designing a futuristic station or a very fast train – we are dealing with an entirely novel technology with the potential to completely transform how our existing cities will grow and evolve - and how new cities will be conceived and constructed."
Hyperloop One is also joining forces with urban rail and public transportation engineering, consulting and operations firm SYSTRA to develop high-speed mobility solutions in metro and intercity environments in France, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.
"Hyperloop One is introducing a major innovation in high speed intercity and urban transportation," said Pierre Verzat CEO at SYSTRA. "We look forward to working together to make Hyperloop a reality in multiple countries across the world."
Hyperloop reduces the time, cost and complexity associated with acquiring transportation rights of way, both above and underground. Swiss based Cargo Sous Terrain is developing a planned underground logistics system and is working with Hyperloop One to develop the future method of how packages will be transported throughout Switzerland.
"Hyperloop One is the ideal technology partner for Cargo Sous Terrain as we develop our underground logistics system," said Peter Sutterlüti, President, Cargo Sous Terrain. "We believe that Hyperloop One is on the forefront of transportation innovation that will revolutionize how we move cargo and streamline logistics."
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About Hyperloop One
Hyperloop One is reinventing transportation by developing the world's first Hyperloop, an elegant, integrated structure to move passengers and cargo between two points immediately, safely, efficiently, and sustainably. Our team has the world's leading experts in engineering, technology and transport project delivery, working in tandem with global partners and investors to make Hyperloop a reality, now. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company was founded in 2014 by its Executive Chairman Shervin Pishevar and CTO Brogan BamBrogan, and is led by CEO Rob Lloyd. For more information, please visit www.hyperloop-one.com.
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