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IANS | 15 Dec, 2018
A start-up named Arrivo formed by ex-Hyperloop One executives is winding up operations after laying off all employees in November as it sought new funding, The Verge has reported.

Based in Los Angeles, Arrivo Corporation was working to commercialise Hyperloop -- a proposed mode of transportation, first used to describe an open-source vactrain design released by a joint team from Elon Musk-owned Tesla and SpaceX.

Arrivo was started in 2017 by former SpaceX engineer Brogan BamBrogan, who was also a co-founder of Musk's company Hyperloop One, the report said on Friday.

Two of BamBrogan's fellow co-founders had resigned in the months before the furloughs and the announcement that Arrivo was ceasing operations.

One of the co-founders of Arrivo, Andrew Liu, left the company in October, said his LinkedIn profile.

"In November, they moved to a more standard maglev model, in that their development plans no longer contained an essential component of a hyperloop -- the vacuum tube.

"Instead of transporting people or goods through a vacuum-sealed tunnel, Arrivo was developing something that more closely resembles high-speed magnetic levitation technology," said the report.
 
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Arrivo to Shut Down
Waldemar F. Kissel, Jr. | Tue Jan 15 19:50:49 2019
It comes as no surprise that Arrivo is shutting down. Arrivo never had a product concept. It had no resemblance to Hyperloop which still presents no clear vision of where it is going. Do you enjoy sitting in traffic? Are you comforted by the knowledge that the federal government is desperately working to solve this problem? Well don’t be. There are hundreds of transportation agencies, thousands of employees and billions of dollars being spent. None of this will prevent worsening traffic. They have all forgotten that traffic congestion is the overriding concern. Projects like Arrivo, Hyperloop, Electric Cars, On-Demand Vehicle Sharing, Autonomous Vehicles and of course more and more buses and commuter trains have blindsided Government agencies and universities to the mobility crisis they really should be working on. Unfortunately, none of these programs would recognize a solution if they saw one. There are very few people who could. In 2008 the FHWA, USDOT, TEXAS-DOT, Texas A & M and Texas Transportation Institute jointly published a 136- page analysis of what a solution to traffic congestion should look like. This report (google FHWA/TX-08/0-5827-1) is the gold standard for mobility realities. The report avoids hype, wishful thinking, bias, but presents just plain hard facts. On pages 31 and 32 the brilliant engineers identified 28 characteristics that the ideal mobility solution would have. They do not define, suggest, endorse or promote any one solution. Ther


ARRIVO IS SHUTTING DOWN
Waldemar F. Kissel | Tue Jan 8 17:56:06 2019
It comes as no surprise that Arrivo is shutting down. Arrivo never had a product concept. It had no resemblance to Hyperloop which still presents no clear vision of where it is going. Do you enjoy sitting in traffic? Are you comforted by the knowledge that the federal government is desperately working to solve this problem? Well don’t be. There are hundreds of transportation agencies, thousands of employees and billions of dollars being spent. None of this will prevent worsening traffic. They have all forgotten that traffic congestion is the overriding concern. Projects like Arrivo, Hyperloop, Electric Cars, On-Demand Vehicle Sharing, Autonomous Vehicles and of course more and more buses and commuter trains have blindsided Government agencies and universities to the mobility crisis they really should be working on. Unfortunately, none of these programs would recognize a solution if they saw one. There are very few people who could. In 2008 the FHWA, USDOT, TEXAS-DOT, Texas A & M and Texas Transportation Institute jointly published a 136- page analysis of what a solution to traffic congestion should look like. This report (google FHWA/TX-08/0-5827-1) is the gold standard for mobility realities. The report avoids hype, wishful thinking, bias, but presents just plain hard facts. On pages 31 and 32 the brilliant engineers identified 28 characteristics that the ideal mobility solution would have. They do not define, suggest, endorse or promote any one solution. There i


 
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