Last weekend the company SpaceX conducted the first tests of prototypes of the passenger capsules for the transport system of the future Hyperloop. While industrial companies are engaged in the construction of the system for the supersonic transport, the students of technical specialties from around the world compete in designing the best design and speed vacuum trains.
The concept of the Hyperloop was introduced in 2013, the CEO of SpaceX, and he invited all who wished to engage in the project. After the first selection in the finals 30 teams involved in the creation of high-speed capsule, which in the future will have to carry people at a speed of about 1220 km/h (760 mph) . Large, but not full-size models of the three finalists were able to participate in the test-in, prototype Hyperloop route length of about 1.3 km.
Team Delft technical University in the Netherlands won, received the most points for its sleek carbon fiber prototype, which includes specially designed brake and stabilization system. Team WARR of Munich technical University became the winner in nomination "the fastest design", breaking up the capsule to 94 km/h (ahead of competitors from Delft technical University on the verge). Students from the Massachusetts Institute of technology (MIT), who won during the early stage of the competition (award for design), able to disperse the capsule only up to 90 km/h.
The final of the competition SpaceX will take place this summer. This event was held primarily to "encourage innovation in transportation technology and to attract people's attention to the new mode of transport ..., to encourage people to invent and create new so that it is not a repetition of the past, and used all the knowledge in physics in practice".
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