Electrek (Seth and myself) are in Hawthorne today for the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition where teams of engineers and students are going to try to break some speed records with prototype pods of this new mode of transportation.

We are going to bring you as much as possible through our social media platforms and this post is going to be the hub for the event.

In order to accelerate the development of functional prototypes and encourage student innovation, SpaceX announced the Hyperloop Pod Competition back in 2015. The goal is to challenge university teams to design and build the best transport Pod.

The first two competitions were held in January and August 2017.

This year, many teams are coming back with more advanced pod designs and prototype to impress Elon Musk and the Tesla and SpaceX engineers behind the project.

We don’t exactly how the day is going to play out, but we are going to post the interesting things that we see throughout the day on our Twitter and Instagram accounts. We will also try to livestream some of the most interresting parts of the competition on our Youtube Channel so subscribe now to know when it begins.

Refresh for updates below starting at 11AM Pacific time:

Here’s the first run for the final competition:

Here are the teams who are competing this year:

Team Name University
Keio Alpha Keio University
AZLoop Arizona State University; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Delft Hyperloop Delft University of Technology
HyperXite University of California, Irvine
Michigan Hyperloop University of Michigan
Berkeley Hyperloop University of California, Berkeley
Swissloop ETH Zurich
EPFLoop École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
WARR Hyperloop Technical University of Munich
Hyperloop UPV Universitat Politècnica de València
Hyperloop at VCU Virginia Commonwealth University
DiggerLoop Colorado School of Mines
UW Hyperloop University of Washington
HyperPodX C.v.O. University of Oldenburg; University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer
ÉirLoop Dublin City University; Trinity College Dublin; University College Dublin; Dublin Institute of Technology; Institute of Technology Tallaght; National University of Ireland, Maynooth; Dublin Business School; Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Texas Guadaloop The University of Texas at Austin
Badgerloop University of Wisconsin–Madison
HYPED University of Edinburgh

LEVITATION SUB-COMPETITION TEAMS

Team Name University
UCSB Hyperloop University of California, Santa Barbara
Spartan Hyperloop San Jose State University

 

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