Hyperloop team heads to California for final competition

Staff Writer

Jan 19, 2017

Competition update: Carnegie Mellon Hyperloop earned 8th place in the design and construction category!

After more than a year of work, Carnegie Mellon University's Hyperloop team puts the finishing touches on its half-sized pod protoype for next week's official SpaceX Hyperloop Pod competition in Hawthorne, Calif.

There, the team will compete against the other finalists that made it through last winter's competition. Out of more than 1,300 original teams, only 30 remain.

CMU Hyperloop's pod prototype with airframe and systems for levitation, stability, and braking.

Source: Department of Mechanical Engineering

CMU Hyperloop’s pod prototype consists of the airframe and systems for levitation, stability, and braking.

The final competition will take place January 27-29, with teams running their pods on Hyperloop’s 1.5 mile vacuum tube test track.

There will be two winning categories of the competition: fastest pod and highest score (based on criteria set by SpaceX).

According to team captain Vishal Jain, CMU Hyperloop has also been selected to move ahead in the Hyperloop Pod Competition II, scheduled for summer 2017.

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Learn more about Carnegie Mellon Hyperloop.

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