With his idea of the Hyperloop, the founder of SpaceX, Elon Musk wishes to make it possible one day for people to travel through a tube in a so-called pod at a speed approaching that of sound. In order to help make his dream a reality, he has been organising a competition since 2016 in Los Angeles in which student teams from around the world compete with their prototypes. Every year since then, the passenger capsule of students at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has won the competition.
This year the TUM Hyperloop pod, built in the MakerSpace workshop of UnternehmerTUM, reached a maximum speed of 463 km/h, well ahead of the ETH Zürich team which was placed second (257.5 km/h). The Munich team remained just below their own world record of 467 km/h set in 2018.
A total of 21 teams competed against each other. It was the first time that the TUM Hyperloop took part under this name. The student team, originally part of the WARR student group, is now part of the newly founded association, NEXT Prototypes.
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