Last weekend the second student Hyperloop Pod Competition was held at the SpaceX HQ in Hawthorne, California. Pods built by student teams aimed to be the fastest to accelerate through the evacuated 1.2-kilometer (0.75-mile) tube next to the SpaceX facility. Here is a report on the event:
The winning entry was built by the WARR Hyperloop team at the Technical University of Munich. Here is a video from a camera mounted on the pod as it accelerated up to 324 km/h (202 mph) and back to zero.
Some articles on the event:
- German students win Hyperloop Pod competition after reaching 200 mph – The Verge
- How Students Built the World’s Fastest Hyperloop | WIRED
- For the winning Hyperloop Pod team, it was always about ‘maximum speed’ – The Verge
A video of Elon Musk brief remarks at the event: