NewsPod: HyperloopTT goes tubular in Brazil & France

April 6th HyperloopTT announced they they are opening Innovation Center for Logistics called XO Square, in the city of Contagem, Minas Gerais, Brazil which is known as the cradle of industry for the state. It appears to be  Located on 5.4 acres, in a old factory that is 43,000 sq/ft called XO Square. The space will house the company's new logistic research division, a fabrication lab, and an ecosystem of leading global companies, startups, universities, innovators, scientists, and governments from all around the world focused on solving growing issues in logistics.

April 12th HyperloopTT announced arrival of the first full-scale passenger and freight tubes and a first look at plans for the research and development facility in Toulouse, France. The tubes have an interior diameter of 4.0 meters, and can fit passenger capsules and shipping containers. The first phase includes a closed 320 meter system that will be completed this year. In addition, a second full-scale system of 1 km elevated by pylons at a height of 5.8 meters will be completed in 2019. Finally the press release will says that both tubes will be upgradeable and will be utilized by both HyperloopTT and partner companies.

The full-scale passenger capsule, currently near completion at Carbures in Spain, is scheduled for delivery to the facility this summer for assembly and integration.