MIT Hyperloop

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.

Over 160 university teams are participating in the first ever pod competition organized by SpaceX.  From now until June, Team MIT will be designing, refining, and constructing our pod leading up to the competition test run at a 1 mile tube constructed by SpaceX in Los Angeles, California.

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:

7 members in 2015-2016
Team leaders: 
  • John Mayo
  • Philippe Kirschen
Year began: 
Douglas Hart
Maria Yang
Warren Hoburg
John Hansman
Past Accomplishments

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. With the first stage behind them, the team is assembling their prototype for the competition this summer. Read more...

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