WARR hyperloop

Engineering students from Technical University in Munich has won third annual SpaceX hyperloop pod competition on Sunday. WARR hyperloop which is a self-propelled pod has set a new top speed record of 284 mph (457 km/h) and achieved the title of winner, according to TechCrunch.

WARR hyperloop was among one of the three finalists to remain in the competition, All the teams were tasked to develop a super fast pod who could travel at the rate of 1.2-kilometer (0.75-mile) tube, as a part of SpaceX CEO Elon Musk futuristic vision to develop a fast transportation system. The only requirement for a pod is that all should be self-propelled and the pod who reached the maximum speed announced the winner.

This time WARR’s pod travel 50% faster than the previous SpaceX pod competition held in August 2017, At the time of first competition held in January 2017, the pod only manage to reach 58 mph. The other qualifying teams were EPF Loop from Switzerland and Delft university from the Netherlands, like before the competition arranged at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, too, this year the purpose of the program is to demonstrate advancements in hyperloop technology.

Elon Musk stated, “This is really the first opportunity to create a new mode of transport, That’s really what this competition is about: things that could radically transform cities and the way people get around.”

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WARR pod weighs 154-pound made of carbon fiber which is powered by a 50kW electric motor and acquires a phenomenal pneumatic friction brakes that allow to the standstill just within five seconds, the team said. The only difference this time is all vehicles doesn’t contain a pusher which helps the pod to propel because all the pods need to be self-propelled and have to keep an alignment with the test track.

However, Musk is not associated with any company which currently working in the hyperloop field, but he supported the idea of reduced-pressure tubes that would minimize the long distance by speeding up, he proposed this idea back in 2013 on a 60-page public paper.

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