Ilon Mask arranged another Hyperloop Pod Competition, in which the German team set a new record for the capsule speed, winning the tournament again.
Billionaire Ilon Mask is known worldwide as a generator of ground-breaking and ambitious ideas that often turn into real projects. For example, in 2013 he proposed to connect cities with underground vacuum pipes, which would allow passengers to travel at a speed of 1,000 km/h.
Such routes are planned in several parts of the world, but it is essential to first create a suitable capsule which could develop the necessary speed and offer passengers a safe and comfortable trip.
To this end, the entrepreneur organized an annual Hyperloop Pod Competition, in which several teams demonstrate their capsule concepts and race on a 1.6-kilometer pipe.
This year's competition involved 4 capsules: Delft Hyperloop, EPHL Hyperloop, Swissloop and TUM Hyperloop with the latter winning the tournament with a record-setting speed of 463 km/h. The previous record was set by the same capsule last year, when its maximum speed was 547 km/h.
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