The Test Center.

The European Hyperloop Center (EHC) is an open innovation center and testing facility, located in Groningen, the Netherlands. This collaborative facility will be a home to developers from around the world to test and validate their hyperloop technologies. Here, (high-tech) companies, industry, and science work together on the development of the Hyperloop, the sustainable transportation system of the future.

The Test Center.

In 2023, the EHC will open its 2.7 km test track with a cargo-scale tube suitable for speeds up to 700 km/h for testing of hyperloop technologies and its (sub)systems. The test track will be open to any company and knowledge organization who wants to develop, demonstrate, and./or validate their (sub)system for the hyperloop or related technologies.

The test center will facilitate the testing and demonstration of the hyperloop’s safety features, performance, reliability by continuous testing, as well as the manufacturing and construction process.

What can be tested

  • Key hyperloop-related technologies such as levitation, propulsion, stabilization, cornering, lane switching, and emergency braking

  • Functions enabled by technology, such as communications, operation, and control of multiple vehicles in the hyperloop

  • Commercial readiness of cargo transport via hyperloop, such as the demonstration of transportation of full-size and full-weight cargo pallets, as well as loading and unloading

The Test Center

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