The European Hyperloop Center has taken next step toward reality with hyperloop tube steel production. The innovation center has partnered with Tata Steel Nederland and Korean POSCO, and Hardt Hyperloop to provide hyperloop-specialized steel to build the test facility infrastructure in the Netherlands. Tata Steel has delivered a first steel sample for the test track tubes of the European Hyperloop Center in Groningen in the Netherlands. The sample was handed over to a tube factory, where the first tubes for the future test track will be manufactured. These are scheduled to be installed later this year. To this end, the tubes in the Netherlands will be equipped with rails and other equipment from this autumn. In 2023 they will be welded together at the European Hyperloop Center to form a test track where Hardt Hyperloop will test its Hyperloop technology and Hyperloop mobility concept on a real track. In a first test tube in Groningen will have a length of 450 meters, before finally reaching a length of 2.5 kilometers.Thanks to the type of steel specially developed for the Hyperloop, the thin-walled tube stays straight over a long distance. In order to find out the right properties for this, Tata Steel Nederland has carried out various tests over the past two years. A special alloy has improved the stability of the Hyperloop infrastructure, as it can absorb vibrations better and reduce possible resonances from Hyperloop capsules.A Hyperloop test track is also planned in Germany: a research team from the University of Munich recently announced that a 24-metre-long test tube is to be built in Ottobrunn near Munich. The first tests with objects should start here in 2023. In contrast to the test track in Niederlangen, however, this tube will only be made of concrete and will be significantly shorterThe Hyperloop is a new form of mobility that makes it possible to transport people and cargo in capsules quickly and comfortably over long distances. This way of moving is much more environmentally friendly and sustainable than flying or driving a car, as it requires much less energy and therefore almost no CO2 per kilometer travelled. The new mobility concept consists of steel a tube from which most of the air has been pumped out. The resulting negative pressure causes the passenger or cargo capsules to hover to their destination at speeds of up to 1,000 km/h. The original idea of the Hyperloop as a future form of mobility from Tesla CEO Mr Elon Musk dates back to 2013. Since 2015, several start-ups around the world have been working on the development and elaboration of the Hyperloop as a future transport concept.