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Students hit 201mph on Elon Musk's Hyperloop

By T.K. Randall
August 29, 2017 · Comment icon 3 comments

Passengers would travel inside special high-speed pods. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 KSPanier
The team from the Technical University of Munich have become the first to beat the 200mph barrier.
Originally revealed back in 2013 by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, the Hyperloop is a potentially revolutionary transportation system consisting of a network of reduced-pressure tubes.

Special pressurized capsules inside the tubes, which will be capable of reaching speeds of up to 760mph while riding upon a cushion of air, will act as carriages for the passengers.

The initial route, which would be from Los Angeles to San Francisco, could take just 30 minutes.
Now a team of students from Germany who have been competing to produce a Hyperloop pod design that will be adopted by Musk have become the first to conduct a test run exceeding 200mph.

Their WARR Hyperloop pod prototype was awarded first place in the second stage of the competition at the weekend, seeing off 20 other competing teams from other universities around the world.

With Musk hoping to eventually see the system go supersonic however, there is still a long way to go.



Source: Telegraph | Comments (3)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by badeskov 7 years ago
Not being able to watch the video (sitting at a secure facility), can you briefly describe why it is busted? Badeskov
Comment icon #2 Posted by paperdyer 7 years ago
I can't take the time at work to watch the video, but it sounds as if this form of transporation would have as many checks and balances as a space mission launch from a safety perspective.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Guyver 7 years ago
I think that is awesome!  It's like the wave of the future....transportation that efficient?!!  30 minutes from LA to SF....awesome! Then they stop at every city with a population in excess of two like the Greyhound does, and it will take sixteen days to get from SF to LA in the hyper speed pod.   


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