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Hitachi Rail Invests in Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Signs as Technology Provider

Hitachi Rail and HyperloopTT partner in developing cutting edge technology for signalling traffic management and control systems

Hitachi Rail’s ERTMS signaling technology will be integrated with HyperloopTT systems to manage and automate hyperloop capsules traveling at speeds up to 760 MPH (1200 KMH)

December 8, 2020 – Hitachi Rail today announced a technology partnership with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) to integrate hyperloop’s capsule travelling system with Hitachi Rail’s industry-leading signaling technology, ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System).

The partnership underscores Hitachi Rail’s commitment to leading future mobility technologies and its drive to be at the forefront of innovation. The integration of hyperloop capsule signaling will begin at HyperloopTT’s Research & Development Center at Aerospace Valley in Toulouse, France.

Hitachi Rail signaling technology is used in rail systems throughout USA, Europe, Australia and Asia. The ERTMS is a technology compliant to European Standards, highly interoperable, and key to safely moving millions of passengers every year. Hitachi Rail’s ERTMS will be adapted and integrated with HyperloopTT systems to manage and automate hyperloop capsules traveling at speeds up to 760 MPH (1200 KMH).

Andres De Leon, HyperloopTT CEO, said: “We welcome Hitachi Rail to HyperloopTT’s ever-growing list of world-leading industry partners. Having Hitachi as a technology provider will improve our system’s safety profile while showing the world that transportation companies are ready to contribute to our system.”

Leonardo Impagliazzo, Chief Director of Innovation, Hitachi Rail, said: “HyperloopTT are at the cutting edge of high-speed travel, pioneering new modes of transport that can compete with short-haul airlines. This partnership builds upon Hitachi Rail’s commitment to developing innovative travel solutions. It brings our best-in-class signaling and automation systems to the hyperloop project and allows us to evolve those systems to embrace super-high-speed transport”.

For more information or media inquiries, please contact:

Hitachi Rail: francesca.sarnataro@hitachirail.com

HyperloopTT: press@hyperloop.global or visit http://hyperlooptt.com

Notes to the editors:

  • Hyperloop Transportation Technologies’ images and assets can be found here
  • Hitachi Rail’s commitment to innovation includes recent announcements on new services for mobility, such as the agreement to acquire the cloud-based remote condition monitoring company Perpetuum and the agreement with rail battery company Hyperdrive. See further information here.

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About Hitachi Rail: Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey solutions. With a presence in 38 countries across six continents and over 12,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions. We are proud of our global achievements, from our world ­famous ‘bullet trains’, to our signalling solutions and turnkey projects, state­-of-the-art traffic management and digital solutions. Drawing on the wider Hitachi Group’s market-leading technology and research-and-development capabilities, we strive for industry leading innovations and solutions that can deliver value for customers and sustainable railway systems that benefit wider society. For information about Hitachi Rail, visit www.hitachirail.com

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Nadia Alves-Pires

Nadia Alves-Pires

Press contact Head of External Relations & Communication – Signalling & Turnkey EMEA
Lane Cigna

Lane Cigna

Press contact Head of External Relations & Communication – Signalling & Turnkey Americas
Adam Love

Adam Love

Press contact Head of External Communications & Public Affairs – UK +44 7860 273 317
Francesca Sarnataro

Francesca Sarnataro

Press contact Brand & Communication Director – Rolling Stock

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