Innovative Flux Jet startup from Canada's TransPod may change passenger and freight travel.
Canadian startup TransPod, which builds the world's leading ultra-high-speed ground transportation system TransPod Line, recently unveiled Project Flux Jet, a trend-setting innovation that will change the way passengers and cargo move and speed. Based on innovations in propulsion and clean energy systems that do not use fossil fuels, all-electric transport is a hybrid of an airplane and a train. It features technological advances in contactless power transmission and research in a new field of physics called veillance flux, which allows it to travel in a vacuum through a special tunnel at speeds of over 1,000 km/h — faster than a passenger jet and three times faster than a high-speed train.
“This project — a serious step forward, — says Ryan Janzen, co-founder and CTO of TransPod. “Flux Jet is at the intersection of cutting-edge scientific research, industrial development and large-scale transportation infrastructure to best meet the needs of passengers and reduce our dependence on fossil-fueled aircraft and highways.”
Preliminary work on the FluxJet project, including an environmental impact assessment, is already under way. The super-fast vehicle will operate on a dedicated TransPod line, a system with stations at key locations and major cities with high-frequency departures, to ensure fast, affordable and safe travel.
According to startup executives, this project will create up to 140,000 jobs and add $19.2 billion to the state's GDP during construction. In addition, when the TransPod line is operational, the cost of a ticket will cost passengers about 44% less than a plane ticket and help reduce CO2 emissions by 636,000 tons per year.
«FluxJet — this is one of the major transportation innovation projects in Canada and the largest infrastructure project to be implemented worldwide,” — says Ryan Janzen. The TransPod line is being developed in collaboration with partners in Europe, the US and beyond, including universities, research centers, aerospace, architecture, rail and construction partners.