New Speed Record Set by Hyperloop Test Pod
A competition helping to drive development of the futuristic hyperloop transport system has been won by engineering students from Munich.
The hyperloop idea involves passengers in pods travelling at very high speeds down sealed tunnels. The team’s pod hit 457 km/h on a 1.2 km test track. Run by the SpaceX aerospace company, the competition aims to refine the technoologies that could underpin the super-fast transport system.
The idea for hyperloop, which would see pods speed through a sealed tunnel to reduce friction or air resistance, has been around for decades and was fleshed out by technology entrepreneur Elon Musk in 2012.
“This is really the first opportunity to create a new mode of transport,” Musk said when he dropped by the competition, talkign to the teams and watching the test runs. “That’s really what this competition is about – things that could radically transform cities and the way people get around.”Disclaimer:We do not allow users to post content which is copyright and We take strict actions against the users who post infringement content on our website.Although we do not host any content, users post embed videos from youtube, facebook, Dailymotion and Vimeo and are moderated before posting but we still take strict action against the copyright videos posted.If you are an official representative of any company whose videos are posted illegally on our website or you think some video infringe the copyright then you can simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org