Transportation has not seen a revolution in over a hundred years.
Time for something new.
In 2013, Elon Musk introduced the solution: a high-speed transportation system using near-vacuum tubes in which pressurized vehicles travel. Due to low air resistance in the tubes, the vehicles can travel with speeds of over 1000 km/h while being more energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and convenient than airplanes.
Air and rolling resistances are taken out of the equation, allowing for speeds over 1000 km/h (620 mph).
No need to wait in line for hours, every minute a Hyperloop Pod departs to your destination.
The safety and trustworthiness of the Hyperloop system receives our top priority.
Pods travel extremely efficiently and gain their power from renewable energy sources such as the sun.
To accelerate the development of the Hyperloop concept, SpaceX organizes the Hyperloop Pod Competition. Student teams around the globe are challenged to design and build a half-sized Hyperloop pod, to travel through a 1.2 km low pressure tube, built by SpaceX in California. Delft Hyperloop III will compete in the 4th installment of the competition, which will be held in the summer of 2019. The winning criterion: maximum speed!
Inspired by Elon Musk’s visionary idea and challenge, 36 students from the Delft University of Technology joined forces and founded Delft Hyperloop. The team set out to design and build one of the first Hyperloop pods ever, with which they competed in the 1st SpaceX Hyperloop Competition. The pod features a unique design and levitation mechanism, enabling efficient and smooth travel.
During the competition in California in January 2017, the pod was scored on speed, safety, efficiency, and scalability of the design. Out of 2000 competing teams, Delft Hyperloop has won the overall first prize!
After the first competition in January 2017, a new Delft Hyperloop team was founded to compete in the third instalment of the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. In the summer of 2018, Delft Hyperloop would face a new criterion compared to their predecessors: top speed. This requirement brought along many new challenges. With their technologically outstanding design, Delft Hyperloop managed to finish in second place. Due to an overheating of the temperature sensor on the motor controller, the pod came to a standstill after reaching a speed of 142 km/h.