Welcome to Hyperloop One. Are You Ready to Hyperloop? Would you like to have Hyperloop in your city?
I’m proud to be a founding Board Member of Hyperloop One (the new name for what was formerly known as Hyperloop Technologies). Last week, I was in the Nevada desert for the Hyperloop Propulsion Open Air Test with the rest of the board, the Hyperloop One team, and hundreds of members of the press. If you’re not familiar with Hyperloop One, consider what it would be like to travel on the ground at 760+ mph (faster than a jet airplane). Here are some fun travel examples: L.A. >> San Francisco in 35 minutes Montreal >> Toronto in 30 minutes L.A. >> Vegas in 20 minutes Dubai >> Abu Dhabi in 15 minutes London >> Paris in 15 minutes In this blog, I am going to give an overview of the Hyperloop and explain how you could bring this transportation system to your city through the Hyperloop Challenge.
In 2013, Elon Musk and a group of engineers from Tesla and SpaceX published a speculative design document for a concept they called “The Hyperloop.” Hyperloop Set To Fly With Their New Passive Maglev System. When it comes to transport, you are spoilt for choice these days.
From being able to hop on a bus or train, to driving your own car or even calling a lift through a taxi app, the ways to get around are often decided more by habit than actual choice. One option that looks to change that is the Hyperloop, a mode of transport that will see a high-speed train fly through a tunnel at speeds which could make even flying seem slow. Thanks to a new magnetic levitation (maglev) system, that dream is one step closer.
The original design, as put forward by Elon Musk (the guy behind Tesla and SpaceX), saw the trains flying through the tunnel and being levitated by a compressed air system, the new technology would see this replaced by a series of magnets on the train. The magnets would be outlined in a Halbach array, an arrangement designed to focus the magnetic field in a single direction, avoiding and issues your phone or devices might have with a strong magnetic field. Illini Hyperloop. Hyperloop Competitors Posture on TV While Racing Towards Prototypes. The race to send human beings rocketing through vacuum tubes at almost 800 miles per hour is accelerating.
Bibop Gresta, COO and deputy chairman of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, has claimed on CNBC that his company is currently constructing the first full-scale prototype track at their facility in Quay Valley, California. The news comes as HTT’s direct competitor, the similarly named Hyperloop Technologies, is building a test facility near Las Vegas, Nevada (tubes are already on the ground). Elon Musk’s concept seems to be coming to market, but it can be hard to tell; some tubes and an announcement does not new infrastructure make. Gresta says HTT is the “only company that is building a full-scale hyperloop,” positing that his competitors are only fashioning a test track facility. He also notes that HTT recently announced the first partnership with a national government to build a hyperloop system in the future. Photos via Giphy, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies. Hyperloop. Hyperloop pod competition.
The Hyperloop pod competition is an incentive prize competition sponsored by SpaceX that is being held in 2015–2016 where a number of student and non-student teams are participating to design—and for some, build—a subscale prototype transport vehicle to demonstrate technical feasibility of various aspects of the Hyperloop concept.
There are two judging phases in the 2016 competition: a design competition that was held in January 2016 and an on-track competition to be held later in 2016. The competition is open to participants globally, although all judging will occur in the United States. 30 of the 115 teams that submitted designs in January 2016 have been selected to build hardware to compete on a sponsored Hyperloop test track in mid-2016. There were more than 1,000 applicants at earlier stages of the competition. After the 2016 competition is over, further sponsored competitions are expected. History Competing teams Technical overview Test track