With increasing demand to implement faster, cleaner, and more affordable logistics, cities of the future will require the next generation of cargo distribution systems. Hermes is just that.
As the first public city-wide cargo delivery platform, Hermes minimizes carbon footprint significantly decreases cargo delivery time by creating a dedicated distribution network optimized for fast and efficient delivery. Hermes Transportation Technologies aims to develop the technology making this possible.
Hermes aims to implement a dense network of cargo stations around the city, much like the subway system and easily accessible by most. These stations are connected in a web-like fashion, creating a flexible network allowing traffic load to be balanced along rail-lines.
Efficiency of high RPM rotary motors and high power of linear synchronous motors (LSMs) allow rapid acceleration to high cruise velocities, efficiently maintain cruise speed, and allow precision movement, all of which improve cargo flow rate.
HERMES utilizes a modular detachable cargo capsule. Capsules are preloaded with cargo, allowing rapid loading and quick transfer from one driver assembly to another.
This mechanically simple rail switching system minimizes moving components, allowing capsules to switch to multiple tracks in a compact space. This mechanism allows sorting en route, which maximizes logistical efficiency and alleviates the need for a large central sorting hub, shortening travel distance.
A compact, modular design allows cheap and quick implementation in cities by taking advantage of existing infrastructures like highways, tunnels, and sewages. Hermes's design allows operation in multiple orientations, which allows implementation in a wider range of infrastructure.