Hyperloop is a new paradigm of transportation proposed by Elon Musk in 2013. Cruising at 760 mph, Hyperloop is poised to revolutionize transportation. Travelling in an evacuated tube above the ground diminishes the drag force of atmospheric air and allows passenger travel at high velocity with low energy consumption.
We're a team of MIT students building a safe, scalable, and feasible pod for the SpaceX Hyperloop competition. At Competition Weekend in January 2017, the team finished among the final three teams, and was awarded 3rd Place in Design & Construction, and won the Safety & Reliability Award. MIT Hyperloop was also awarded 1st Place Overall at Design Weekend in January 2016.
MIT is no stranger to advancing the technology frontier. Our team shares a passion for solving complex problems through technology innovation, and has accepted the challenge of building the next generation transportation system. Our team continues MIT's tradition of “mens et manus”, applying cutting edge research to make the Hyperloop a physical reality
MIT Hyperloop At a glance
Number of Members:
- John Mayo
- Philippe Kirschen
- Chris Merian
MIT Hyperloop won the first round of the design competition in the SpaceX Hyperloop Contest, beating out a field of more than 100 teams from around the world. At Competition Weekend in January 2017, the team finished among the final three teams, and was awarded 3rd Place in Design & Construction, and won the Safety & Reliability Award. Read more...