University

MIT reveals Hyperloop pod design

Posted on May 16, 2016

MIT via Facebook
MIT via Facebook

BOSTON — Teams competing in Elon Musk's Hyperloop pod contest are beginning to reveal what their completed pods look like. On Friday, MIT posted images of its human-size Hyperloop pod (pictured) on Facebook,Tech Insider reported.

The Hyperloop concept is a futuristic transport system that carries passengers in capsules at speeds reaching more than 500 miles per hour. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who is sponsoring a contest to find the perfect Hyperloop pod design, first proposed the idea back in 2013 and made his research public so others could pursue developing the concept, according to the report.

The pod utilizes a passive magnetic levitation system that incorporates two arrays of 20 neodymium magnets, according to MIT Hyperloop's website.

At the end of the summer, selected teams will compete in the final round of the competition where they will have the opportunity to shoot their life-size pod down a one-mile Hyperloop test track, Tech Insider reported.

For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

2 new national University Transportation Centers land $15M

The University of South Florida will focus on “Congestion Relief” and Washington State University will focus on “Improving the Durability and Extending the Life of Transportation Infrastructure."

VCU, GRTC reaches multiyear agreement to provide transit to students, employees

In a recent VCU survey, 95.4% of students and employees expressed support for a continuation of the existing transportation agreement.

U.S. DOT provides $60M for transportation research

The 32 University Transportation Centers receiving funding were previously selected for grants authorized under the FAST Act.

GRTC, VCU partner for unlimited transit access for students, staff

David Green, GRTC CEO, said the partnership presents GRTC with the opportunity to further enhance service for all riders.

Research shows nationwide increase in job accessibility by transit

The study, from the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota, ranks major metropolitan areas by job accessibility via transit.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation