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Disrupting cargo transport with Hyperloop technology

Category Transportation & mobility – Client HyperloopTT

As part of the HyperloopTT collective, Mormedi has designed a cargo transport system and iconic capsule that will change freight haulage forever.

 

Disrupting cargo transport with Hyperloop

As part of the HyperloopTT collective, Mormedi has designed a cargo transport system and iconic capsule that will change freight haulage forever.

The challenge

Mormedi was in charge of designing the entire end-to-end journey for freight haulage, from the process by which containers would be inserted into the capsule to envisioning feasible ways of integrating Hyperloop into current port systems. 

Mormedi also designed an iconic cargo transportation capsule, as well as an autonomous vehicle that could move containers into the Hyperloop capsule.

Our approach

Due to the pioneering nature of the project, the design brief for the Hyperloop TT cargo capsule changed as technological and engineering requirements evolved. Therefore, the entire process was conducted in close collaboration with the Hyperloop TT development team over 12 months. 

The project was carried out in two phases: research and design.

 

During the research phase, Mormedi carried out an in-depth investigation of Hyperloop’s project in order to map the whole product journey, its technical needs, and the technology inside to solve the pain points of the industry.

During the design phase, Mormedi’s industrial designers and engineers developed several concepts for the freight capsule, including different loading systems. Mormedi designed plans for how cargo should work within Hyperloop, and how Hyperloop could be feasibly implemented within existing port infrastructure.

Impact

The HyperloopTT cargo system will contribute to the future of transport in 4 ways:

  • Liberate valuable city space by decongesting ports rapidly.

  • Reduce CO2 emissions, by making electric-powered Hyperloop haulage available.

  • Decrease road congestion.

  • Eliminate logistic uncertainty by removing road-based transport risks and delays.

“We are proud to be working with a world-class design partner such as Mormedi to bring the HyperloopTT cargo solution to life. We are on track to move both people and cargo more quickly, cheaply, and sustainably than any of the alternatives”.

Dirk Ahlborn, CEO, HyperloopTT

 

What we did

  • Global research
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  • Industrial design