FluxJet: Uniting the Speed of Jets and Efficiency of Trains for a Sustainable Future
TransPod, a Toronto-based start-up, is developing FluxJet, an ultra-high-speed ground transportation system that combines features of aircraft and trains.
FluxJet exceeds the speed of jets and high-speed trains, achieving speeds over 620 miles per hour.
TransPod aims to revolutionize transportation infrastructure by operating FluxJet on a station network in major cities.
With $550 million in funding, TransPod secured support for an $18 billion infrastructure project connecting Edmonton and Calgary, expected to annually reduce 636,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
Outdated technology has posed profitability challenges for passenger railway companies.
Sebastian Gendron, TransPod's CEO, highlights the need for improvement in the transportation industry.
FluxJet incorporates contactless power transmission and an aerodynamic system, leveraging the physics concept of "veillance flux" to reduce friction.
TransPod utilizes simulation technology from Dassault Systems to test and optimize FluxJet's performance.
TransPod's ambitious project is expected to create up to 140,000 jobs, contribute $19.2 billion to Canada's GDP, and significantly reduce CO2 emissions.