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Test system: First 500m loop of two interconnected loops completed 2-22-2021
Photo: Team assembling capsule at test site (p.28) Apr 2021
Metropoly, magazine of Greater Nancy area. Article: Attempt will be made May 28 to set record for lowest energy consumption/km for an autonomous rail vehicle. Mangeout envisions applications with 60km/hr speeds, low voltage rails. Alignments will be "in the open, sheltered under polycarbonate tube, semi-underground or still in tunnel."
Counting down: video of team preparations for record attempt. 5-26-2021
Subtitles and auto-translation available.
New video 5-27-2021
Capsule carrying passengers at speed (doors retracted); capsule passing through diverge point; draws power from rail; onboard regenerative braking. Subtitles and auto-translation available.
Video: World Record For UrbanLoop 5-28-2021
Big celebration after UrbanLoop sets .05 kWh per km energy record. On hand was Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Ecological Transition in charge of Transport, who said a few words about project benefits for people with less mobility, as a showcase in the 2024 Olympic Games, and as a green product for export. Subtitles and auto-translation available.
This little autonomous train has broken a record for lowest energy consumption per kilometer 5-31-2021
Urbanloop autonomous shuttle becomes the cleanest and most economical transport in the world with half-₡ per km. 5-29-2021
The capsule completed two laps, or one kilometer, for a derisory energy consumption of 0.05 kWh.
Inexpensive and ecological, the Urbanloop could appeal to many cities 6-1-2021
Safety certification can take one year.
Video: Record du monde pour Urbanloop 6-2-2021 Subtitles and auto-translation available.
Video: Embarquez dans la capsule UrbanLoop (School of Mines) 6-2-2021 Subtitles and auto-translation available.
Tomblaine 1200m test system completed April 8, consists of 2 loops, 3 stations, and maintenance center. 4-9-2021
Test system location Google Maps
Goal of installing the first UrbanLoop at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Jury selection organized by French Mobility, a Ministry of Transport initiative.
Urbanloop at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games 5-11-2021
Planned installation would connect Noisel rail station to nearby Olympic canoe-kayak & rowing site. 5-28-2021
Automation partnership signed between University of Lorraine and ANDRA, the National Radioactive Waste Management Agency. 5-10-2019
From concept to reality: how the Urbanloop project wants to revolutionize urban mobility in Nancy 4-9-2021
Mangeot gives cost of €1-4M/km.
Nancy bets on Urbanloop 5-12-2021
Mobility in Nancy: UrbanLoop, world record broken! 6-7-2021
€1M funding in hand, additional €1M being sought for next 18 months of work. Feasibility study under way for implementation in metro area; a 100 meter test tunnel to be built in 2022.
French UrbanLoop aims at becoming 21st century Personal Rapid Transit 2-12-2021
UrbanLoop capsules will split open for boarding similar to the Taxi 2000 redcar. -UrbanLoop depiction
UrbanLoop capsules will split open for boarding like the Taxi 2000 redcar. Guideway can be in tubes which can be just below grade, admitting natural light through the top. -UrbanLoop depictions
Guideway can be in tubes which can be just below grade, admitting natural light through the top. -Frame from UrbanLoop video
Caption to photo appears to mean an UrbanLoop system would not be a unified network. -Content from UrbanLoop.fr
Construction of demonstrator 4-1-2019