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HYPERLOOP

Hyperloop is a new mode of high-speed transportation, similar to a train in which a pod travels inside a low pressure tube. It is the near perfect vacuum in the tube that reduces air friction and allows the capsule to travel at impressive speeds.

 

The entire system uses only electrical energy and could be powered by solar panels installed above the tube. This technology would therefore be the fastest means of transport on Earth with the smallest environmental impact.

Fast

A Hyperloop pod could reach speeds in excess of 1000 km\h, thus being the fastest means of transport on Earth.

Safe

The safety and comfort of future passengers is the number one priority in the development of the Hyperloop.

Sustainable

The Hyperloop system only uses electrical energy that can be powered by different renewable sources.

COMPETITION

In 2015, SpaceX launched the Hyperloop Pod Competition which challenges student-lead teams to design and build the pod capable of traveling at the fastest speed in the SpaceX tube.

 

In its first run, students from all over the world gathered during a weekend in 2016 to share their pod design. The best of them went on to build a prototype and participate in the first competition in January 2017. Participants were able to travel to California to put their pods to the test in the SpaceX test tube.

 

Since then, three other competitions have taken place and several other competitions are in the works.

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AUGUST 2013

The Beginning

Elon Musk launches the Hyperloop project in California

FEBRUARY 2018

A Global Milestone

Virgin Hyperloop One's pod is unveiled in Dubai.

JANUARY 2015

The First Competition

Construction of SpaceX test tube for Hyperloop pods is announced

JANUARY 2020

Hyperloop at Polytechnique

Launch of PolyLoop

Source: Elon Musk

Source: Twitter 27/02/2018 - @virginhyperloopone

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