TUM Engineers Reach 288 MPH In Hyperloop Competition


Students from Germany’s Technical University Of Munich attained a speed of 288 mph (463 km/h) in Elon Musk’s Hyperloop pod competition at SpaceX.

The annual competition encourages students to develop their engineering skills while pushing the boundaries of Evacuated Tube Transit (ETT) technology.

This is the fourth year in a row that the TUM Hyperloop team (formerly WARR Hyperloop) has won. However, some parts fell off while passing through the mile-long tunnel.

The next Hyperloop pod competition will be held in a 6-mile (10 km) curved vacuum tunnel. Vacuum tunnels provide the benefit of reduced aerodynamic drag, which is a key part of the Hyperloop concept.

Aerodynamic drag has a profound effect on vehicle efficiency and performance at such speeds. Therefore the next competition will be very interesting!

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