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SPACEX HYPERLOOP POD COMPETITION II

20.04.2017

THE FINALIST!

The Hyper Poland University Team, which is made up of 25 ambitious young engineers from the Warsaw University of Technology and the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, designed a 1:1 scale prototype. Our capsule resembles the silhouette of today's high-speed trains. It is driven by electric motors, and will either move on wheels or be raised by magnetic levitation, depending on the speed attained. Design speed for all components is about 430 km/h, while the target vehicle can travel at speeds up to 1200 km/h. Thanks to the use of materials from the aerospace industry, such as aluminum alloys, magnesium alloys, or carbon composites, the construction will be very light while retaining sufficient strength. For safety reasons it will be equipped with two independent braking systems. In addition, the electronic system will keep the vehicle on the road while driving and, if necessary, automatically initiate emergency safety procedures. This capsule will be a test platform for technology research that will be used in a full-fledged operating system in the future.

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