A thrilling Sunday afternoon in California, where everything was about hyperloop, speed, futuristic pods and Elon Musk’s Space X. Yes! We are talking about the high-tech Hyperloop Pod Competition from Elon Musk, where the TU Delft Hyperloop team comprising of 37 students secured the second position with their pod speed of 142kms per hour speed.
The winning team was from Germany, WARR Hyperloop of the technical university of Munich which set up a new speed record with 457 kms per hour and went more than three times as fast as Delft Hyperloop. The third finalist was EPF Loop from Switzerland. As noted in the official website of Space X, the competition focused on a single criterion—maximum speed. Additionally, all Pods had to be self-propelled.