Have you heard about hyperloop?

In recent years transportation shortage has become an increasing problem. Trains are crowded, airplanes are filling the sky, airports are surpassing their capacity and cities are congested with cars. It’s time for a new mode of transport that addresses these issues.

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Elon Musk, an engineer, businessman, inventor and pure genius, came up with the idea of the hyperloop. It describes a capsule or pod, big enough to carry passengers, that travels through a tube. The tube has most of its air removed, leading to a near-vacuum inside, which means the pod can travel at extremely high speeds, as fast as an airplane. This could mean that a route, which would take you 4 hours by train, would take 30 minutes by hyperloop.

The Challenge

Does a Hyperloop exist yet? No.

And we want you to come up with a design for it!

While companies and governments are busy talking about which cities to connect, how to build a hyperloop and figuring out the science behind it, your task is to DESIGN THE ULTIMATE HYPERLOOP JOURNEY. Think about how you can get from city A to city B in the most efficient and comfortable way.

BEING INCLUSIVE

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Comfort

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Staying Within The Parameters

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Efficiency

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The Submission

Here is an example of what a journey on the hyperloop could look like:

QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT:

  • What are the hyperloop stations like? Do you need to check in, like in an airport? Or is it more like a train station? How would you board the capsule? Do you need a ticket?

  • What are the capsules like? How do you get in, where do you put your bag if you have one, how many people fit into a capsule and what about windows?

  • How do you make the Hyperloop accessible for everyone? Is it possible to go on it in a wheelchair? 

  • What would the actual journey be like? Is the capsule comfortable? Could you get claustrophobic? Would the fast speed and resulting G-forces have an impact on your comfort? Is there entertainment and food? And what if you need to use the bathroom?

  • What is the procedure at arrival?

 

All these are questions without right answers. It is entirely up to you to decide on the “right” approach and on what you see fit. You might even see some of these questions as pointless. They’re just there to help you start brainstorming.

The submission itself can be of any form. You could write a report, create a presentation, make drawings, use a computer programme, create a video or come up with something entirely different. Be creative!

It must however include a design of a pod, exterior and interior as well as a travel plan from city A to city B, with time specifics about onloading and offloading of passengers and freight. The number of passengers that can fit inside is up to you, range: 1-50.

 

1000 km/hr

SPEED OF THE HYPERLOOP

What effect could this speed have on a passenger?

5m

DIAMETER OF THE HYPERLOOP TUBE

Requirement for pod design: diameter of less than 5m.

95%

VACUUM IN THE TUBE

Keep this in mind when considering boarding and disembarking of passengers.

How to Enter

Are you a pupil between the age of 11-18? Are you hyped about the hyperloop and want to take part in the competition? Then simply follow these few steps:

   1. Make sure that you are within the participation deadline

   2. Click the submit button below and fill out the form

   3. The team will get back to you asap to confirm your participation

Remember:

  • A hyperloop has never been built before, therefore stay open-minded, brainstorm, think creatively and let your mind wander to the craziest ideas. With something that hasn’t been done before, there are no limits!

  • Have fun!

KEY DATES AND DEADLINES

01.09.2018 - 01.10.2018 Time to enter the competition

20.01.2019 Winners will be announced

01.02.2019  Celebration event

Document for Entering

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