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Hyperloop: future of mobility? | September 18 | Berlin

We are looking forward to welcome you to our third edition of the New Horizons panel talks, initiated and hosted by Martin Johann Fröhlich (Head of New Horizons | DB Digital).

The steady increase in world population and climate change makes the need for sustainable mobility solutions even more pressing. One technology that could contribute to this goal is the hyperloop concept. Hyperloop combines different future mobility pillars. Operating at high speed, fueled by renewable energies and reflecting on the sharing trend, it is also able to transport both people and goods. This makes Hyperloop extremely attractive and therefore it is to no wonder that an already significant amount of resources and time has been spent in recent years to further advance the concept. Big players in this race have been and are Virgin Hyperloop One, who built and opened the first full scale hyperloop test track worldwide in 2017. In 2017 China announced research on a “high-speed flying train” as well, with its “China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation”. One of the first European companies in the race to make Hyperloop a reality in our transport system is Hardt Hyperloop. 2018 has been the mark for building a first test track in Europe, by Hyperloop Technology Transportation (HTT) in Toulouse.

As there is so much going on, everyone is keen on knowing when can we actually anticipate seeing the first hyperloop system in operation? Which country will be the first to build tracks? Which routes are possible and reasonable? Which alliances in support of the hyperloop system have been formed? And what are important steps, to make Hyperloop a reality in both Europe and Germany?

Questions like this are discussed by Tim Houter (Co-founder & CEO Hardt Hyperloop), Kasia Folyanty (Co-founder, Head of Architecture and Urban Planning Hyper Poland), Xun Ma (Deputy director, Committee on Science & Technology, Institute of Maglev & Electromagnet, China Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation), Gabriele Semino (Project Lead – Team Manager Warr Hyperloop), David Gorgan (Co-Initiator EuroTube) and Kier Fitch (Head of Unit Rail Safety & Interoperability in DG MOVE in the European Commission), moderated by Martin Johann Fröhlich (Head of New Horizons | DB Digital).

Space at DB mindbox Berlin is limited to 200 people therefore a ticket is mandatory to access the event. Drinks and Snacks are provided. The discussion will be in English.


18:30-19:00: Doors open | Music by Motz Art and Infidelix

19:00-20:15: Panel discussion

20:15-20:30: Q&A

20:30-21:30: Networking and drinks

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