European Commission Initiative on Hyperloop Standardization

Swisspod Team
June 16, 2020

Swisspod joins European Commission's initiative aimed to standardize the regulatory framework underpinning the development and deployment of Hyperloop technologies across Europe.

Switzerland and the European Union set global Hyperloop progress in motion with plans to start the post-COVID era with greener transportation solutions.

EPFL spin-off becomes first Swiss Hyperloop company to join the EU Standardization Commission and makes risk & safety management a top priority.

Swisspod has joined the joint initiative with the European Commission to accelerate the safe development of Hyperloop systems throughout Europe.

The EPFL spin-off joined the European Commission’s initiative with other Hyperloop startups from Europe & the United States, as well as leading European space & transportation agencies including ESA, EASA & ERA. This collaboration will focus on defining a regulatory roadmap for the new fully electric mode of transportation, part of the EU’s wider effort of making Europe climate neutral by 2050.

“Safety is our top priority- risks are identified and mitigated by our engineering team as a basis to our Pod design. We are proud to be part of the Hyperloop community and look forward to our next working group meetings. I believe that this cooperation will result in high standards to ensure the safe transportation of Hyperloop passengers and cargo in the future.” Denis Tudor, Swisspod CEO and Co-founder.

This initiative is shared with the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking, Europe’s leading public-private partnership for rail innovation aiming to massively reduce congestion and CO2 emissions in European cities.