Jumpstartfund's Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc. (HTT) has agreed to collaborate with German rail operator, Deutsche Bahn to create an "Innovation Train": a conventional train that will use new technologies being developed by HTT for the Hyperloop to increase efficiency and bring a modern digital presence to today's train transportation.
HTT's approach to creating the Hyperloop system has led to the development of additional technologies such as augmented reality windows (see videos below) and a digital ecosystem through its community. These developments will supplement the train technology.
The project, which starts next week, will utilize Hyperloop Transportation Technologies crowdsourcing and community collaboration, while implementations will be financed by Deutsche Bahn. The project is broken down into phases including research, usage scenarios, design concepts, design finalization and implementation. The train will be ready for passengers to test the new technologies by the beginning of 2017. More information about how to collaborate on the project can be found at hyperloop.global.