Hyperloop pod competition victor hits a top speed of 200mph

Hyperloop pod competition victor hits a top speed of 200mph

Hyperloop pod competition victor hits a top speed of 200mph

A team of 30 students from Germany won the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod competition on Sunday, with their prototype pod reaching a speed of 324 kilometers per hour (201 miles per hour).

The brainchild of SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk, the Hyperloop concept envisions people-carrying pods that are propelled through vacuum tubes, ultimately at speeds up to 700 miles per hour.

The feat occurred during a contest sponsored by Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp.to build a futuristic mode of transportation known as the hyperloop.

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In January, SpaceX held its first Hyperloop Competition for students to test prototypes of pods. The team's pod was one of only three that met the technical criteria for testing inside the 0.8-mile (1.28 km) tube at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California.

The SpaceX Hyperloop Pod competition has a victor: 30 students representing the Technical University of Munich (TUM) from Germany, who call themselves WARR Hyperloop, the German acronym for the school's Scientific Workgroup for Rocketry and Space Flight. Two dozen student teams chosen from an original field of more than 120 have been working for two years on designs for the pods, and their efforts will culminate Sunday when their creations are propelled through a 1.25-kilometer Hyperloop test track. Musk also runs electric carmaker Tesla.

The WARR team's winning pod is powered by an electric motor and lithium-polymer batteries.

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