IIT Madras Students Enter Finals of SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition 2019

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The student team is building India’s first ever completely autonomous self-propelled hyperloop pod. 

Team Avishkar Hyperloop of IIT Madras has cleared the final design round of the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition 2019, becoming one of the top 22 teams selected from over 1600 teams globally.

Team Avishkar Hyperloop is a diverse and dynamic student team of IIT Madras consisting of 30 enthusiastic individuals involved in building India’s first ever completely autonomous self-propelled hyperloop pod.

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New mode of high-speed transportation

“We work at Centre for Innovation (CFI), IIT Madras – with the vision to develop a new mode of high-speed transportation for the Indian subcontinent,” the team said in a press release.

“We are integrating innovative technologies to reduce the time spent by people to travel across cities and thus, open up new avenues of development, for the Indian economy,” they added.

Team Avishkar Hyperloop is the only Indian team approved by SpaceX to build the hyperloop pod and will be representing the nation at the finals to be held at SpaceX Headquarters in Los Angeles, California in July 2019.

 

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