The partnership between the FS Italiane Group, through Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, and Hardt Hyperloop on a new hyperloop transport system has been formalized through an extension of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which will ensure the continuation of a joint study, further research, and innovation activities.
In 2020, Hardt Hyperloop, the European leader in the sector, has built the first full-scale experimental test site in operation in Europe and is the beneficiary of around EUR 20 million in funding from EU organizations, partnered with Rete Ferroviaria Italiana for its expertise in the European railway sector. RFI’s competent skills and specific know-how on railway technologies – in particular on railway traffic management, signaling, and control – in combination with Hardt’s advanced hyperloop technology, will contribute to the development of certain future hyperloop subsystems. The existing collaboration has enabled RFI to acquire greater knowledge of new infrastructure and technological systems and their potential applicability in the specific national context.
The continuation of the studies will also make it possible to analyze – through specific technical-economic feasibility studies – the possible hyperloop corridors of greater value for passenger and freight traffic, in synergy with the national network managed by RFI, also given the integration with possible developments in the European transport network.