Delft Hyperloop is a team consisting of 39 highly motivated engineering students who have been selected out of an enormous group of applicants. Their goal: Build an exceptionally fast vehicle that is able to win the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition of the summer of 2019.
Delft Hyperloop is a team consisting of 39 highly motivated engineering students who have been selected out of an enormous group of applicants. These students put their studies on hold for a year to be able to focus fully on this non-profit project. Their goal: Build an exceptionally fast vehicle that is able to win the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition of the summer of 2019.
A Hyperloop is a revolutionary new mode of transportation. It is a conceptual highspeed transport system with tubes which are almost vacuum. Capsules, with passengers or cargo, travel through this. The low air pressure makes it possible to travel with the speed of sound, while being much cheaper, efficient and sustainable than airplanes.
With the knowledge and experience of their predecessors from Delft Hyperloop 01 and Delft Hyperloop 02, whom became first and second at the SpaceX competitions of 2017 and 2018, Delft Hyperloop 03 believes that they can achieve high results within this year of designing and producing.
Situated in Delft, they obtain technological help from the TU Delft university as well as the equipment to produce most parts themselves. In addition to this, they collaborate with various partners to exchange knowledge as well as achieve the best performance using cutting-edge products.
Besides aiming for the top of the competition, the team wants to take the development of Hyperloop a step further and look at the full-scale concept: nine of their engineers lay their focus on the implementation of Hyperloop in the Netherlands and beyond. They improve the feasibility through research and share their future vision of the concept with the world.
These inspirational students show that it is possible to go from a team of students who never worked together before, to a working prototype with complete new technologies, within one year.