SpaceX hosted its fourth final SpaceX Hyperloop Pod competition on Sunday on a test tube built outside of Hawthorne's headquarters. We were in place for the race and we watched Team TUM, from the Technical University of Munich win the victory household thanks to the maximum speed of each team that competes in the finals.
TUM (formerly known as the WARR Hyperloop Team in past races) was a re-victor and achieved a top speed of 288 mph in this year's finals. This is the fastest for Hyperloop so far – he has won his own record of last year's 284-kilometer milestone during the third SpaceX Student Tour . It was not without incidents, however ̵
TUM defeated three other finalists, including Delft Hyperloop, EPFL Hyperloop and Swissloop. Unfortunately, Delft had a communication error that reduced their speed to only about 650 feet in the SpaceX Hyperloop test track. EPFL managed to reach a maximum speed of 148 mph and Swissloop reached a speed of 160 km / h
For the teams that worked on Sunday, the process involved charging cartridges that were approximately the size of the bobsleighs, but little more than the engines. on wheels, on the single track passing through the inside of the Hyperloop tube. The tube is then sealed and bleed to a close vacuum, which is essentially the way Hyperloop's Musk concept conveys that the superfast transport method will work.
All teams gave a good performance, and the total number of student teams was actually 21, with over 700 separate sins generally taking part in the competition from various schools, including Cal Poly, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Indian Institute of Technology and my own alma University of Windsor University (working with St. Teams) had to prove to their SpaceX and Boring Company advisors that they are ready to go into the pipe to qualify for the finals and have spent two weeks before Sunday's final. to do just that only the four finalists managed to get the green light to compete in the final contest based on advisory criteria that include the safety and vitality of their design There is some mantra "luck" in the race called "Breaking the String" , before SpaceX engineers did not want team teams to suffer a catastrophic failure inside the tube This year the race was even more challenging as all pods had to use their own communication systems for the first time , and the pods must be designed to move up to 100 feet from the distal end of the tube before they stop.