The Hyperloop pod is a sign of the future of travel

By on September 6, 2017 | Opinions

The internet is going crazy over this one tweet and Instagram post by legendary Elon Musk! The tweet showcases the Hyperloop pod run by team WARR, from Tech Univ Munich who have won the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition.

The concept of Hyperloop was first envisaged by Elon Musk in 2013 in the form of high speed capsules that travel at the speed of the sound. Musk believes that Hyperloop will be the fifth mode of transport after planes, trains, cars and boats connecting cities that are ideally less than 1500km apart. When it becomes a reality, Hyperloop would replace the conventional railway system. with its medium-vacuum environment offered by the tube.

The competition which was organized between 25-27 August in LA focussed on the highest speed possible in the 1.2 km SpaceX tube. The WARR pod won the prize with a top speed of 324km/hour. If they do travel at the speed of sounds,  Hyperloop pods could make your journey from Munich to Berlin inside 30 minutes.


The WARR Hyperloop team at the SpaceX competition


The WARR Hyperloop team of 30 students from the Technical University of Munich

Another player Hyperloop One has a distance to time saved calculator which shows that if you had to travel from Delhi to Agar you could actually reach in just 16 minutes.

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Also read: Hyperloop Alpha white-paper, written in 2012

While you might still be drooling over the video of hyperloop pod run, we would leave you with this quote by Musk at the event:  “The reason I love these things is that it makes me excited to wake up in the world”. “There are a lot of problems in the world and if we don’t have things that inspire us, what’s the point of living?”

Also read: With its recent success, where is Hyperloop One headed now?


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