HyperloopTT Connects with Icomera TraXside™ for Wireless Communications

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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) announced today an agreement with leading public transportation Internet connectivity provider, Icomera. Under the agreement, Icomera will be HyperloopTT’s official digital partner, equipment supplier, and systems integrator for its wireless capsule-to-ground communications. 

As passengers travel at airplane speeds on the ground, Icomera’s industry-leading connectivity platform will enable Internet connectivity for passengers who wish to be productive or entertained while they travel, as well as providing critical and secure communications functions, such as interfacing with embedded capsule sensors.

The Icomera TraXside™ connectivity solution, which is also being deployed in rail environments, is a radio and fibre network with dedicated antennas placed at intervals along the HyperloopTT system. This network communicates with Icomera hardware installed onboard the Hyperloop capsule using the latest 802.11 Wi-Fi standards. The high-bandwidth wireless connectivity is then delivered in full to passengers and onboard systems via the capsule’s onboard network.

Phase 1 of Icomera TraXside™ testing for Hyperloop transport is set to take place in Toulouse, France, in Q1-Q2 2021.

High-speed wireless communications are an absolute must for today’s transportation, and Icomera is the perfect partner to bring the fastest broadband speeds to the fastest transportation system. Our collaboration will undoubtedly help to demonstrate ways to sustainably connect the world that were never previously possible.

Andrés de Léon , CEO, HyperloopTT

Icomera is pleased to become Digital Partner to HyperloopTT and to work with other leaders in their fields to demonstrate the feasibility of this exciting new mode of high-speed transport. When used in conjunction with other sustainable means of transportation, Icomera foresees Hyperloop technology contributing to a much cleaner, safer, and more connected future.

Magnus Friberg , CEO, Icomera
Wilfrid PETRIE © Antoine Meyssonnier

This innovative project provides an important step in our mission to reinvent global living and working standards. There is great potential for Hyperloop to provide an additional low-carbon method for long-distance passenger transport in the future.

Wilfrid Petrie , Executive Vice-President , en charge d’ENGIE Solutions
  • Gigabit speed onboard Wi-Fi will be delivered to HyperloopTT capsules, allowing for concurrent streaming of 10,000 songs or 200 HD films
  • Icomera will also supply HyperloopTT with critical systems communication abilities
  • Icomera, a subsidiary of ENGIE Solutions, is the world’s leading provider of wireless Internet connectivity for public transport. ENGIE Solutions is part of the ENGIE Group, one of the world's leading low-carbon energy and services groups, whose purpose is to act to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral world

 

This announcement was preceded in December by three announcements from HyperloopTT including agreements with Ferrovial, Hitachi Rail, and Altran part of Capgemini.