Welcome to Hermes


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.









Operational structure


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.



Current Delivery Model





HERMES Delivery Model






Propulsion


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.








Capsule based method


HERMES utilizes a modular detachable cargo capsule. Capsules are preloaded with cargo, allowing rapid loading and quick transfer from one driver assembly to another.







Rail Switching


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.






Integration into existing infrastructure


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.








The HERMES Team




Team Member

Mark Lau

Chief Engineer

Mark joined the founding HERMES team in 2015 as head of Mechanical and Transportation Engineering. He leads the technical design and construction of HERMES prototypes and serves as the team's Computer Aided Design (CAD), Finite Element Analysis (FEA), and Simulation of Urban Mobility (SUMO) specialist.

Team Member

Ricky Ho

Project Leader and Visionary

Ricky first identified the need for a more efficient mode of cargo distribution in 2015. He formed the founding HERMES team and leads the team through the development of HERMES, leveraging financial and technical support in order to achieve his vision.

Team Member

Adam Chung

Chief Electrical Engineer and Statistician

Adam joined the founding HERMES team in 2015. As HERMES's primary electrical engineer and statistician, Adam oversees development of HERMES electrical components and analyses HERMES experimental data to understand system performance.