Pushing the boundaries of Transportation

Discover our new pod selected to compete in the 2019 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition on Wednesday, May 29 at 18:00, EPFL
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Hyperloop Pod Competition 2018 Full Story

At the 2018 Hyperloop Pod Competition, the EPFLoop Pod was selected as one of the top three teams in the world, with the maximum score for reliability and ranked third by speed.
The EPFLoop Pod and the team have been through so many adventures together!

 

Watch this amazing ride with so many unforgettable moments:

Hyperloop Pod Competition 2019

The EPFLoop team has been selected to compete
in the 2019 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition next Summer in California!
 

Preliminary Design Package

Fall 2018

Final Design Package & Presentation

Winter 2018

Pod Production & testing

Winter 2018 – Spring 2019

Safety Briefing

Spring 2019

Testing week & Competition Day In California

Summer 2019

Preliminary Design Package

Final Design Package & Presentation

Pod Production & testing

Safety Briefing

Testing week & Competition Day In California

Fall 2018

Winter 2018

Winter 2018 – Spring 2019

Spring 2019

Summer 2019

Team Vision

Our universal aim of advancing Hyperloop technology and our wish to be included in the shaping of the fifth mode of transportation is what brought us together. Our team is made up of inspiring professors and passionate students from EPFL, all prepared to put our hearts and souls into this futuristic competition. We believe that our diverse backgrounds and robust engineering skills will allow us to achieve our common goal!

 

History

Swissmetro concept

In 1974,  EPFL Professor Marcel Jufer first proposed a futuristic and innovative transport metro network that would operate at high speeds, around 500 km/hour, inside low-pressure tunnels. Even today, this legacy still inspires many of the students at EPFL.

Map of Swissmetro in Switzerland

 

 

Hyperloop Alpha concept

Hyperloop concept

In 2013, Elon Musk published the Hyperloop Alpha design that conceived a system that would transport passengers with a top speed of 1200 km/hour. This marked the beginning of the modern pursuit of hyper-speed transportation.