The winner of SpaceX Hyperloop Pod, a competition for prototypes of Hyperloop capsules, was a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The student vehicle was the fastest from the entire stake and won the recognition of Elon Muska.
It was not a simple task, because the competition was made up of the best of the best young engineers from around the world, including people from UNSW from Australia and Delft from the Netherlands. However, the huge support of the TUM team with the experience and technologies of the Airbus group had to result in a victory. The Germans’ capsule converged on a 1600 meter track to a dizzying speed of 463 km / h.
This is a great result, but not what young engineers expected. A few days before the competition, they assured them that their vehicle would reach half the speed of sound without any problem. The enthusiasts of the revolution in traveling the world will have to improve their capsule to achieve this goal. For now, they are enjoying their next great achievement and after the holidays they will join the intense ones
We are happy to announce that we have reached a top speed of 463 km/h today. Although we lost some parts on the way, we were able to successful finish our run and are proud to be the winners of the 2019 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition.Break a pod 😉 @SpaceX @elonmusk pic.twitter.com/GNrH5Ct2qu
In fact, the Hyperloop Pod competition organized by SpaceX is to encourage students to develop and gain valuable experience in the construction work on capsules. In a few years, when Hyperloop technology will slowly become reality in various countries around the world, skilled engineers will be worth their weight in gold. It is they who will push the development of the future railways forward.
Elon Musk thanked all the teams for their hard work and announced the next edition of the competition, which will take place next year. The billionaire revealed that this time the test track will be extended from 1,600 meters to over 10 kilometers. Interestingly, SpaceX engineers intend to slightly complicate the struggles of students by building a vacuum tunnel on which there will be one bend. In this way, we will approach the more realistic conditions for the functioning of the railways of the future in and outside cities.
Here’s the full duration run by @SuperclusterHQ pic.twitter.com/uZPH1dg5rq
On the occasion of the Hyperloop theme, it is worth mentioning our native projects. The Polish engineers from the Warsaw University of Technology and Wrocław create future-proof technology that is unique on a global scale. Their idea was appreciated by Microsoft, which will support the project with its funds. Hyper Poland received a grant of 120,000 dollars as part of Microsoft for Startups, a program supporting the most promising technological companies in the world. The Polish startup will use funds for the Azure Platform services, that is, the benefits of a powerful cloud computing and machine learning of the company. Engineers intend to make calculations and simulations of the technology they develop in it.