Philosophy

Over the past three years, we have consequently developed scalable prototypes with magnetic propulsion systems in order to stay close to the idea of Hyperloop. We believe in our long-term goal of designing a fully scalable Hyperloop prototype.


Prototypes

The Flying Podsman

Design for SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition IV, 2019

  • Arc Synchronous Motors (ASM) – a novel magnetic propulsion and braking system proposed by HYPED

  • Chassis made of carbon fibre and aluminium honeycomb

  • Fully autonomous system

  • Biomimetics inspired shell

  • Redesigned emergency pneumatic brakes

  • Top speed: 306 km/h

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Poddy the Second

6th place at SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition III, 2018

  • Electrodynamic wheels for propulsion and high-speed braking

  • Magnetic levitation system

  • Carbon fibre chassis

  • Fully autonomous system

  • Carbon fibre composite pressurized vessel – the only pod at the Competition able to transport a person

  • Optimised aerodynamic nose cones

  • Emergency pneumatic brakes

  • Top speed: 270 km/h

The Design Explained


Poddy McPodface

First British Hyperloop Pod

Finals of the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition II, 2017

  • Magnetic levitation

  • Rigid steel construction

  • Fully autonomous system

  • Fibreglass shell

    The full technical design briefing of HYPED's first prototype can be found here.


Design Weekend, January 2016

Subsystem Technical Excellence Award