About Transpod

  • About TransPod

Our vision is a world in which people, cities, and businesses are connected with affordable and sustainable ultra-high-speed transportation.

TransPod is developing the next generation of affordable and sustainable ultra-high-speed transportation for a better connected and fossil fuel-free society.

TransPod is building solutions to solve mankind’s biggest upcoming challenge. The way people move is not sustainable. As the population is demanding faster deliveries and faster transport, it is critical to develop new transportation systems capable of moving people fast and clean.

In a hyperloop system, pressurized passenger and cargo vehicles travel in a low-pressure tube environment, driven by linear induction motors and air compressors, at speeds exceeding 1000 km/h. TransPod’s cutting-edge new design enables a significant reduction in the investment capital, increase in reliability, and improved operational performance, allowing a stronger business case for this system.

TransPod’s vehicle and infrastructure are being designed together for optimal performance, using TransPod’s IP. Powered by environmentally-sustainable solar/electric energy in a system that is unaffected by weather conditions, TransPod’s system enables passenger and cargo travel that is faster than airline travel, creating an attractive choice for consumers, a high-potential investment opportunity for infrastructure investors, and a reliable mass transportation system.

TransPod system timeline

Slide October 2015 TransPod Founded. TransPod team forms. Designing a 1000 km/h vehicle, the TransPod team consists of professionnals from aerospace and rail industry. Slide September 2016 InnoTrans Berlin The TransPod System is unveiled at the InnoTrans Rail exhibition, in Berlin, the largest trade show of the rail industry, where it rapidly draws the attention of seveal industry leaders. Slide November 2016 Seed investment Angelo investments commits $15 million USD towards the project. TransPod parners with MERMEC, SITAEL and Blackshape. Slide January 2017 Partnership with IKOS consulting IKOS' expertise will support the general electrical system, and safety engineering of the TransPod hyperloop pod. Slide March 2017 TransPod opens offices in Canada, France and Italy Slide July 2017 TransPod releases Initial Cost Study Analysis finds TransPod system will cost 50 percent less and travel four times faster than high-speed rail in Southwestern Ontario.
Slide September 2017 TransPod released scientific peer-reviewed publication Ryan Janzen premiers the paper at the EASD EURODYN 2017 conference, which presents the physics of the TransPod system. Slide April 2018 Kick-off - Power Converter Project With the support of France and Canada, TransPod is developping a light-weight and compact power converter with spin-offs for the transportation industry. Slide June 2018 European-Canadian Partnership Agreement with 3 European hyperloop companies to collaborate on the regulatory framework in Europe. Slide December 2018 Construction permit The construction permit for the test track in France has been approved. Slide January 2019 Industrial partnerships Three industrial partnerships have been signed at the Canadian Embassy in Paris. Slide March 2019 Thailand feasiblity study The first fully public report on a feasibility study has been published by TransPod. Slide August 2019 Feasibility study Marseille - Nice A feasibility is conducted for a line between Marseille Airport, Marseille downtown, and Nice airport. Slide February 2020 JTC20 A working group has been created to draft the European regulations for hyperloop systems. Slide August 2020 MoU with the Government of Alberta The government of Alberta, Canada, supports TransPod's development in the province, for a line between Calgary and Edmonton. Slide September 2020 Medical Ventilator project TransPod receives the go-ahead from France, Europe, and Canada, to develop and commercialize a medical ventilator.

TransPod offices

Toronto, Canada

TransPod Inc
+1  416 673 6607

101 College St, Suite HL50
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1L7

Limoges, France

TransPod SA
+33 5 82 84 06 14

1 avenue d'Ester
87068 Limoges