From SpaceX to Hilversum
The SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition was cancelled this year, but that doesn't stop the students of the Delft Hyperloop team from undertaking their own record attempt.
Friday July 17th the team hopes to break the current Delft Hyperloop record of 202 kilometers per hour on their own 368 meter long test track in Hilversum. The open-air track has been constructed in collaboration with the Dutch rail companies voestalpine Railpro, ProRail and Strukton.
Although the team designed a race track to race in a vacuum test tube, they now want to break the record in the open air with the same vehicle. "We want to show the world what bizarre speeds can already be achieved with such a vehicle and inspire people to continue their search for more sustainable means of transport," says Chief Engineer Sasha Ivlev.
- The record attempt will take place on Friday 17 July from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Part of the process can be followed via the team's Instagram page.