Imagine: you wake up, wave past the office in the center of Amsterdam and then attend a business meeting in Berlin over lunch. No, you don't use a plane to get there. You take the Hyperloop. And in 55 minutes you are at the Brandenburg Gate in the heart of Berlin.  

For example, Hardt describes Hyperloop, which is developing Hyperloop in the Netherlands, a realistic scenario for the near future. The Hyperloop is a sustainable alternative for short-haul flights. One of the major advantages over air travel is that the Hyperloop takes travelers directly to city centers. UNStudio, together with Hardt Hyperloop, has conducted research into the user experience of passengers and the design of the stations, which plays a major role in this experience.  

In the Hyperloop Experience video, Hardt Hyperloop shows what traveling with the Hyperloop will look like. This 3D animation takes you on a journey from Amsterdam to Berlin and lets you experience it through the eyes of the passengers. It shows that the Hyperloop is not only durable and fast, but also very comfortable. 

Upon arrival at the fictional Hub, you can easily step into the Hyperloop, which will take you from Amsterdam to Berlin within an hour. The Hyperloop has been developed to make the short journey as pleasant as possible, with ample space and comfortable seats. During your trip, you will be informed of your current location and time, estimated arrival times and transfer options. The ceiling has a skylight made up of curved screens that can display the weather conditions outside. This creates a unique atmosphere where you do not have the feeling that you are in a closed cabin. 

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VR research

This last aspect is especially important when traveling by Hyperloop. Using VR technology, Hardt did qualitative research on how passengers feel about traveling in a windowless vehicle, and the results were positive. 

“Users describe both the station and the vehicle as spacious, comfortable and relaxing. Hyperloop is seen as high-quality public transport, and yet the ticket prices will be comparable to what people are used to from existing means of transport.”

The route from Amsterdam to Berlin is just one of many routes in the network that Hardt Hyperloop will use to connect European cities. Thanks to its high speeds and significant reduction of CO 2 emissions, the Hyperloop is therefore a sustainable alternative for short-haul flights. Hardt

“Urbanization has created infrastructure challenges that our current modalities cannot solve. That is why we need a sustainable alternative to flying. The Hyperloop offers this alternative, providing travelers with seamless connections with other modes of transport in the city centers of existing cities. This animation is a taste of what to expect.”

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Photo above and below: Hardt image bank.

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