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First hyperloop safety requirements and guidelines produced

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The first set of safety requirements and guidelines for hyperloop have been drawn up.

TÜV SÜD has produced the set core safety requirements and certification guidelines, as the transport system nears. Working with HyperloopTT, the firm has produced initial safety requirements, certification guidelines and an insurance framework for planned hyperloop high-speed transport services has been set out.

In addition, a legal framework of regulations for the construction and safe operation of hyperloop systems has been set in motion.

HyperloopTT chief executive Dirk Ahlborn said: “HyperloopTT is the first company to have an insurable commercial system.

“We have proven the technology to be feasible at every level and through our work with these partners, stakeholders, and governments we are creating the safest, most secure system possible.”

TÜV SÜD chief executive Ferdinand Neuwieser added: “TUV SUD has been working intensively with HyperloopTT over the past year.

“The potential risks for passengers and others will be reduced to a minimum. Furthermore the guideline will form a strong basis for standardisation, regulation and certification of Hyperloop systems.”

HyperloopTT is one of two major companies developing hyperloop alongside Richard Branson-backed Virgin Hyperloop One

The final version of the guideline is expected to be published in the first quarter of 2019. 

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