Hyperloop Technology Entry Strategies for the European Market
M.Sc. Ana Garcia, Management, TU Munich
This research aimed to understand the strategic steps necessary to make the hyperloop a reality in Europe. The research was posed to have an impact and relevance in the transportation industry, not only for the hyperloop players but also for all those trying to tackle similar challenges by innovating in mobility. Understanding the hyperloop and transportation landscape enabled qualitative research to be performed by interviewing key players in the mobility innovation sector in Europe. The interviews revealed that driving innovation in mobility has to be done by being aware of the customers, the challenges, and the main stakeholders of the proposed concept. Finally, a strategy for the successful entry into the European market was drafted. The strategy was tailored for the hyperloop, but it can also be adapted for other mobility innovations.
A Concept of Integration of a Vactrain Underground Station with the Solidarity Transport Hub Poland
Dr.-Ing. Rafał Rumin, researcher and assistant professor at the Faculty of Management at the AGH-UST in Krakow, Poland
Dr.-Ing. Olena Stryhunivska, researcher and assistant professor at the Faculty of Management at the AGH-UST in Krakow, Poland
Dr.-Ing. Katarzyna Gdowska, researcher and assistant professor at the Faculty of Management at the AGH-UST in Krakow, Poland
The Solidarity Transport Hub Poland is a planned mega hub to be located in Baranów Municipality, Poland, which is comprised of an airport, multimodal transport hub, an airport city, as well as a road and railway infrastructure. It is a perfect location to be integrated from the very initial stage with the first vactrain route in Poland. As both projects – the mega hub and the hyperloop route – are at the conceptual design phase various concepts, they may be combined in various ways using computer simulation models. We present a project of an underground vacuum tube high-speed trains station dedicated for the planned mega hub. Available models and designs of the hyperloop station building and its infrastructure are used in order to formulate recommendations for further development and identify critical issues for maximizing passenger safety and reducing passenger transit time.