Quay Valley to Get Pod Based Hyperloop Transit System
It would be wise to add a little clarification to the title of this article; Quay Valley doesn’t exist right now, but it will soon become the first 21st century town that is being designed specifically to incorporate sustainability requirements of the future.
That being said, it is also a fact that with Quay Valley the dream of pod based travel is also going to come true.
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) is teaming up with the developers of the Valley to build a 5.5 mile long track that is going to support pods and will run side by side with the Interstate 5.
Here’s what the chief executive officer of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Dirk Ahlborn had to say about the project:
Our agreement with Quay Valley is a major milestone in the advancement of the Hyperloop project. This installation will allow us to demonstrate all systems on a full scale and immediately begin generating revenues for our shareholders through actual operations.
The construction is supposed to start in 2016 but so far we don’t know when the pod transit system is going to be fully functional. However, HTT is assuring that while it will incorporate elements like tube, capsule, and station model, it will also ensure safety while loading and departure times.
Another step they will take to ensure safety while travelling is reduced speed of the pods – reduced in comparison to the capabilities of HTT.
According to Quay Hays, the chief executive officer of GROW Holdings, Inc. (Green Renewable Organic & Water), who is also referred to as the master developer of Quay Valley by the company, independence from cars is going to further sustainability:
With Quay Valley, we’re creating a community built on economical, environmental and social sustainability, and part of this is seeking to reduce car dependency. For these reasons, the Hyperloop is the ideal clean community transit system for Quay Valley.
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is also going to raise around $100 million by public offerings which also suggests the amount of capital required by them to pull of something like this.
What do you think? Could we see large scale applications on pod based travel by 2020?