Hyperloop is basically a super-fast train traveling within an airless vacuum tube. The train is propelled by magnets. As there is hardly any air inside the tube, the train encounters practically no resistance. This enables it to go back and forth at incredible speed, like going from Amsterdam to Paris in half an hour. Imagine you’re able to have breakfast in London, lunch in Paris and dinner in Barcelona!
Right now we’re participating in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. We’re working hard on designing the best possible pod (travel capsule). With our unique design and levitation mechanism, we created a safe, fast and affordable vehicle. The competition — aimed at university students and independent engineering teams — entails teams designing half-size pods. The pods will travel through a test track, built by SpaceX in California.
The Delft Hyperloop pod is safe, fast, reliable and efficient. It can reach speeds over 1,200 km/h and is able to carry both passengers and luggage. With a mass of 149 kg the pod is as nimble as possible.See how it works
The Hyperloop pods will float above the track and only contend with minimal air resistance. This offers passengers a much smoother, safer and faster ride than the average airplane.See how it works
The Hyperloop pod is designed with the highest level of safety in mind. The design features a fail-safe braking system that automatically brings the pod to a halt when there’s a power failure.See how it works
We’ve created a comfortable and ergonomic space for passengers. Inside the pod, travelers will sit side by side, surrounded by virtual windows. From your luxurious chair you’ll have control over the lighting, the temperature and an entertainment system.
The pod is designed to make the experience more enjoyable and calming while traveling through a tube without windows. Therefore the vehicle is outfitted with a series of high-definition display ‘windows’ that offer a simulated 360° view of the surrounding landscape.
In addition to the virtual wall, travelers will have personal information screens in front of them. These provide up-to-date info on the weather as well as upcoming events at destinations. The screens also provide technical Hyperloop information, about topics such as energy saving and the current speed of the pod.
Recently we expanded our team to 36 members from all the faculties of the Delft University of Technology, selected as the best of out of almost 200 applicants. With this team and its experience we believe that we can look further, reach farther, work harder, and perform better than the other teams competing in the Hyperloop competition. Everyone in this team is extremely motivated to make the world cleaner, faster and more efficient.Meet the team
Meet the Dream Hall of TU Delft. The place where legendary ‘Dream Teams’ like Nuon Solar Team, Formula Student Team Delft and Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering and of course the Delft Hyperloop Team started. The Dream Hall hosts numerous award-winning student groups that compete in international engineering competitions.
Currently we’re manufacturing almost every part of the Hyperloop at our Paardenmarkt workspace. Because we can't buy a pod in a store, we make most of the parts ourselves. For its manufacturing we have a lot of high-tech tools available, like welding tools, cnc milling machines and our own 3D printer.
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