WHAT WE DO
PolyLoop is a student lead team from Polytechnique Montréal aiming to develop and build a Hyperloop pod in order to participate in the international Hyperloop Pod Competition. We are the first and the only team in Quebec to pursue the development of this kind of technology. Since January 2020, PolyLoop strives to foster an environment which allows its members to showcase their technical skills while also leading them to make a change in the world of transport.
Hyperloop technology was introduced by Elon Musk in 2013. It is a mode of transport which uses a magnetic levitation system powered by linear induction, all inside a depressurized tube. This makes it possible to reduce friction as much as possible and therefore to reach impressive speeds.
First Team in Quebec
5 DIFFERENT ENGINEERING FIELDS
Our vision is to contribute to, innovate and rethink the world of transport of tomorrow. Prioritizing reducing the environmental impact of travel is paramount for our team. We want to make a difference and do Polytechnique Montreal proud by taking part in the Hyperloop project.
Our mission is to design a Hyperloop pod in order to participate in the prestigious international Hyperloop Pod Competition. We offer the opportunity for Polytechnique Montreal students to get involved in an innovative and global-scale project by allowing them to meet technological challenges, thus enriching their technical experience.
The CLARK-1 capsule developed by the PolyLoop team is the first Hyperloop capsule developed in Quebec. At the cutting edge of technology, this new 100% electric means of transportation allows travel at a speed of 300 km/h using a linear induction motor on a short track.
With an acceleration of 0.3g and magnetic levitation, the linear induction motor allows to go up to 300 km/h.