Oerlikon, AECOM and Hodgetts & Fung Join HTT Project to Create Transportation at the Speed of Sound

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) has announced that more than 400 core team members are now working on the first full scale hyperloop transportation.

This latest announcement welcomes several companies such as Oerlikon, AECOM and Hodgetts & Fung, who are offering critical infrastructure and technological support to HTT as they move towards building their 5 mile test track in California’s Quay Valley next year.

"Our team continues to grow and, along with these new alliances, is representative of the collaborative spirit of HTT and are key to our success in breaking ground in 2016," said Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of HTT. "We receive applications from professionals and are approached by industry leading companies every day."

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"We are proud to be a part of this exciting and groundbreaking project while delivering our vacuum know-how for this concept and thus to facilitate the Hyperloop vision to become reality. Here is a chance to have the best minds in the world working together on an idea for the future. As a pioneer of vacuum technology, this is a very special obligation for us, and our staff welcomes this challenge especially," explained Dr. Martin Fuellenbach, CEO of Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum.

We contribute in delivering our extensive expertise, as well as the necessary calculations and technology to create and maintain the partial vacuum that is needed to reach such high speeds.

Dr. Martin Fuellenbach, CEO of Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum

“HTT's technology is very exciting and could have a significant impact on transportation infrastructure in the future," said Andrew Liu, Vice President of New Ventures at AECOM. "AECOM is the industry's leading engineering design firm, and HTT's approach to addressing transportation challenges is consistent with our focus on delivering innovative solutions that positively impact the communities we serve."

"Working with HTT to help make the Hyperloop a reality is an inspiring journey as we together share a vision to transform transportation, and with it, to transform neighborhoods, relationships and the way business is done," said Craig Hodgetts of Hodgetts & Fung Architects. "I, along with many others, believe it will be a reality before this century begins its full third decade!"

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