The HYPERLOOP POD COMPETITION is one of the greatest competitions sponsored by SPACE X in 2015-2019, where a large number of teams can participate globally. The participants include students and no students who know to design and build a subscale prototype transport vehicle to demonstrate technical feasibility related to the Hyperloop concept. The competition’s major goal is to support the development of functional types and encourage innovation by challenging various teams.
Next year’s @Hyperloop competition will be in a 10km vacuum tunnel with a curve
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 22 July 2019
The four finalist competitors include TUM which was formerly known as Team WARR, Delft Hyperloop, EPFL Hyperloop, and Swissloop. By the end of the competition, Team TUM from the Technical University Of The Munich won the competition and took the win thanks by achieving the top speed from all other finalists. Team TUM has repeatedly won for the second time by achieving the top speed of 288 mph. It breaks its record of 284 mph which was made in the previous competition. It wasn’t easy because at the end of the run, there was a major spark and some debris were off the craft but luckily they still survive for the win. Whereas DELFT lost due to communication error and both the other team survive with a top speed of 148 mph and 160 mph respectively.
This year the competition was harder as all the teams have to use their communication system for the first time. Many of the teams failed due to hit of frustration and pressure but all we’re resolute for coming back next year. The excitement also increased when Musk commented: “Next Competition will be held soon” which resulted in greater applause from the competitors.