TransPod, a startup building a hyperloop system to disrupt commercial transportation, this week announced a partnership with IKOS, a technology consulting firm specializing in railway engineering and energy infrastructure.
IKOS’ expertise will support the general electrical system, and safety engineering of the TransPod hyperloop pod. IKOS’ team will focus on the design and development of new technology for energy-efficient power supply generation.
“TransPod recently secured $15 million USD seed funding, and we’re pushing harder than ever on global growth, innovation, and invention,” said Sebastien Gendron, founder and CEO, TransPod. “Hyperloop transportation will change the way we live, commute, and conduct business, and our goal is to introduce this change around the world. With the addition of IKOS’ extensive experience, we’re uniquely positioned to accelerate the development of industry-leading hyperloop technologies that will significantly improve our quality of life and economic prosperity.”
“For more than 10 years, IKOS has worked with our clients to overcome major challenges of our time,” said Serge Chelly, CEO, IKOS. “Our partnership with TransPod will impact IKOS’ activities way beyond railway engineering. We will have to make decisions that will shape the future of transportation by not only addressing current issues such as sustainability, reliability, and safety, but also by developing new innovative technologies. We are very proud to be working with the TransPod team.”
IKOS will open a new office in Canada in 2017. The TransPod team is based in Ontario.