hyperloop pod

A pod coming into the Hyperloop on the 2017 Hyperloop Pod Competitors. 


Elon Musk’s imaginative and prescient for a Hyperloop future raced ahead Sunday on the 2019 Hyperloop Pod Competitors. A self-propelled pod set a brand new velocity document on the monitor. So subsequent up is a much-longer tunnel, with a curve. 

Musk tweeted concerning the new Hyperloop document of 463 kph (288 mph). This beats the earlier document set finally 12 months’s competitors of 457 kph (284 mph). 

Twenty-one groups from universities the world over competed. The profitable staff this 12 months — and final 12 months — comes from the Technical College of Munich. A tweet from the staff on Monday famous that its pod “misplaced some elements on the way in which” on the way in which to its win. 

Musk, whose firm SpaceX sponsored on the Hyperloop competitors, tweeted that subsequent 12 months’s occasion will broaden the tunnel from three-quarters of a mile to six.2 miles (10 km). The tunnel may even embrace a curve. 

He is been publicly pursuing the near-supersonic train-in-a-tube idea since 2013.