Building on the Subsystem Technical Excellence Award presented to HYPED at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition I, the technical team started to prepare for the second phase. Having designed and manufactured our own version of the Hyperloop, HYPED were invited as finalists to the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition II. Our fully autonomous prototype features magnetic levitation, high-speed braking, and a host of on-board sensors and computers for controls and safety.
The full technical design briefing of HYPED's 2016/17 prototype can be found here.
This year we aim to push the boundaries of the Hyperloop technology in our new prototype, which will feature magnetic levitation, electrodynamic (halbach) wheels for propulsion and high-speed braking, emergency pneumatic brakes, and a carbon composite pressurized vessel.