Last week, Elon Musk, the founder and owner of Tesla and SpaceX tweeted a video of the pod that won the global Hyperloop challenge.
The idea behind the Hyperloop competition was to design and produce a high-speed form of travel, one fast enough to travel interstate within a matter of minutes. Musk’s Hyperloop was open for University students and innovators to design and manufacture a potential pod for Hyperloop.
The second Hyperloop Pod competition was held in California. Scientists and students came from the US, Spain, Germany and Poland to compete in the pod speed testing.
The winning team, whose video was posted by Elon Musk on Twitter reached speeds of 324km/h. The team, WARR came from the technical University of Munich.
With longer tubes in mind for human transportation, Musk tweeted to his 12 million followers that a new Hyperloop would be a more level experience.
Btw, high accel only needed because tube is short. For passenger transport, this can be spread over 20+ miles, so no spilt drinks. - Elon Musk