Imagine this: You’re running late. Instead of waiting by the road for red/busy cab, you jump into the cabin and be whisked from one destination to your destination through a super tube within seconds.
Does this sound like the perfect situation right out of a science fiction book? Here’s the good news: This is no longer an impossible dream; its becoming a reality.
Since billionaire and SpaceX Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk shared his Hyperloop Vision in 2013, two startups have been at work to realise this dream. With SpaceX joining in, the race is now on to build the first Hyperloop test track.
Currently poised to become the World’s first passenger-ready Hyperloop is Hyperloop Transporation Technologies Inc (HTT). Since 2013, Dirk Ahlborn, Chief Executive Officer of HTT has been leading his team of experts and over 200 volunteers in researching for over two-and-a-half years to develop all the necessary technologies.
Despite facing great difficulties when he arrived America, Dirk persevered through the difficult times to gain success. He became a part of the Girvan Institute of Technology, a non-profit business incubator for start-up tech companies funded by NASA and co-founded as CEO of Jumpstarter, which provides crowdsourcing technology. Jumpstarter played in important role in the success of HTT, which was incubated using JumpstartFund’s crowd collaboration process.
Late last year, Dirk and his team bought land in Quay Valley, King’s County, California to build its test tracks. With constructions of the 5-mile prototype beginning in the middle of the year, how will this transform passenger travel and experience and what does it mean for the future of rail? What are the key lessons for Asia?
This March 22 & 23, join us at the 18th Annual Asia Pacific Rail 2016 and hear from Dirk Ahlborn, Chief Executive Officer, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc, one of two most highly watched Hyperloop start-ups. Get updated on the progress of this disruptive competitor to the rail industry and how Dirk managed to inspire and motivate his volunteers to his cause.
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