The idea of the so-called Hyperloop was unveiled by SpaceX founder Elon Musk back in 2013. It proposes a
novel high-speed ground system which allows moving from Zurich to Berlin in only 40 minutes. As neither
SpaceX nor Tesla is developing a commercial Hyperloop themselves, they announced an open competition,
gearing towards university students to design and construct the fastest pod. To support this competition
SpaceX is constructing a one mile test track, where the university teams are able to prove their human scale
Our short term objective is to develop the fastest next-generation pod vehicle and win the SpaceX challenge in summer 2017. For this, we have to design, fund, build and test the aforementioned by July of next year.
In the long run we aim to connect students from manifold social and cultural backgrounds in Switzerland by creating a sustainable interdisciplinary platform which allows collaborating, promoting and incubating of innovation and technology involved with the Hyperloop.