Pushing the boundaries of Transportation

At the 2018 Hyperloop Pod Competition, the EPFLoop Pod was selected as one of the top three in the world, with the maximum score for reliability and ranked third by speed.
The EPFLoop Team has registered to participate at the 2019 Hyperloop Pod Competition. To achieve this, our partners are an essential element.

Hyperloop Pod Competition 2018

The EPFLoop Pod and the team have been through so many adventures together! Participating in the Hyperloop Competition 2018 has been a truly amazing ride with so many unforgettable moments. 

Hyperloop Pod Competition 2019 

We have successfully been registered for the 2019 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition!
 
Preliminary Design Briefing

Preliminary Design Briefing

Final Design Presentation

Final Design Presentation

Safety Briefing

Safety Briefing

Testing week & Competition Day In California

Testing week & Competition Day In California

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 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.

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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.