The Hyperloop may still be a decade or so out before it whisks humans in pods at 700mph. But progress has been made on the technology to the point where the Virgin Hyperloop may soon carry cargo. Cargospeed is a collaboration between Virgin Hyperloop One, DP World, and Foster + Partners. It promises to make super fast transport possible, between Asia and Europe, starting in Dubai. It’s a highly ambitious project, and if fully realized, will help to push our future of transportation from dirty trucks and planes, to a more eco-friendly and harmonious transportation reality. Via DesignBoom:
Foster + Partners has created a video that describes a vision for the future of high-speed transportation. DP World Cargospeed, a collaboration of cargo giant DP World and Virgin Hyperloop One aims to create an infrastructural network that forms a fundamental part of a new ecosystem, in which urban centers, rural landscapes, people and nature are all interconnected. This is a unique project with far-reaching global implications that could have its first step based in Dubai.
We are pleased to be part of the team of DP World and Virgin Hyperloop One to pioneer this concept of a green and renewable system of transport. 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. As Hyperloop looks to reinvent urban transport and logistics, the city of the future is closer than we think. It is important we develop an integrated sustainable vision of infrastructure that will enable us to evolve and adapt our existing cities, and design new ones that will be in harmony with nature and our precious planet.
Norman Foster, Founder and Executive Chairman