ZELEROS IS COMPRISED OF MORE THAN 30 PROFESSIONAL AND IS CURRENTLY ABOUT TO EMBARK UPON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PREMIER PILOT PROJECT IN SAGUNTO, A TRACK OF 2 KMS IN LENGTH ON WHICH THE HYPERLOOP HIGH-SPEED SYSTEM WILL BE TESTED WITH THE SUPPORT OF INSTITUTIONS AND COMPANIES FROM THE SECTOR.
Hyperloop idea is more than 200 years old, when British inventor George Medhurst proposed to introduce vehicles inside vacuum tubes to reduce aerodynamic drag. 100 years later, in Russia, professor Boris Weinberg researched how to levitate magnetically vehicles to reduce wheel-track ground friction.
Since then, in the XXth century the tube is left apart due to technical complexities but the magnetic levitation gains traction giving birth to the furst “maglev” trains in China and Japan, which present high infrastructure costs in part due to the need of coils all along the track.
In 2012, with advances in vacuum and automation, businessman Elon Musk popularizes hyperloop on TV, and a year later, he proposes a theoretical concept using air-bearings for levitation, and not magnets such as Japanese and Chinese maglevs. In parallel, he organizes a student competition in which Hyperloop UPV, a spanish project, is awarded as Best Design and Top Propulsion system in USA.
Its founders decide to bring their concept to reality and they found the company: Zeleros. Currently, Zeleros is composed of more than 30 professionals and is on the way to build the first pilot project in Sagunto (Spain) a 2-km track where they will demonstrate their hyperloop system at high speed with the support of institutions and companies from railway, aeronautical, energy and infrastructure fields, becoming one of the pioneering initiatives at a global level.