MIT Driverless and MIT Hyperloop II join the Edgerton Center
  • Graduate student Elliot Owen '18 with student from Delft University
    Graduate student Elliot Owen '18 with student from Delft University
Thursday, December 6, 2018

MIT Driverless 

Students from MIT Driverless are collaborating with students from the Formula Student Team Delft, based in the Netherlands, to build the first-in-the-US driverless electric vehicle.

Delft students will provide the hardware platform, an electric Formula style vehicle capable of 3.5g turns and 0-60 mph acceleration in 2.2s, while MIT Driverless students will develop the software and provide access to academic research.

The competition will be held from the 5th to the 11th of August in Hockenheim, Germany.

MIT Hyperloop II 

After the success of the first generation MIT Hyperloop, a new generation of graduate and undgraduate students have formed MIT Hyperloop II. Their timeline, like that of MIT Driverless, is tight with competition taking place this summer. 

The cross-disciplinary team with experiences across mechanical, structural, systems, and electrical engineering, is designing and building a prototype  focusing on demonstrating air bearing levitation at high speeds with a new innovate design. 

The ultimate vision of the Hyperloop is to propel frictionless pods above 800mph through a partially evacuated tube. 

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