Yes. Like any transport system, hyperloop needs a regulatory framework to operate. Zeleros has worked since 2016 with institutions like the European Commission’s Mobility unit and the hyperloop promoters to create such a regulatory framework in time for commercialization. Zeleros uses technologies already regulated under aviation, railway and other sectors, whose safety has been proven for mass transportation, which accelerates the regulatory processes.
The world’s first hyperloop standardisation committee is the Joint Technical CEN/CENELEC Committee (JTC-20) and it was approved by a majority of European Union’s Member States on February 2020 by proposition of the Spanish Association for Standardization UNE and the Dutch Standardisation agency. The JTC-20 is chaired by Mr. Jaime Tamarit, Spanish expert in physics, electromagnetics and ERTMS systems, and its headquarters are in Brussels. It is the first committee in the world where all stakeholders can work together to set hyperloop standards.
Hyperloop, as any other transport system, will comply with strict regulations, ensuring the maximum level of safety for humans is achieved. Having an airplane environment in this enclosed tube will minimize turbulent effects and external hazards caused by adverse weather conditions or sudden animal crossings. Accelerations will be gradual to reach maximum speed and, once at cruise phase, the levitation system will attenuate vibrations, ensuring a safe and smooth ride.