In every running of the competition to date, the TUM Hyperloop team has come out far ahead of all competitors. The TUM students posted the current record of 482 km/h in the most recent contest in July 2019.
24-meter test tube planned
But for the young inventors, it isn’t just about the speed: They are also studying how the Hyperloop can become a safe, financially feasible and sustainable mode of transport for the future. Among other innovations, they have previously developed a levitation system for the pod as well as a prototype for an ultra-rigid concrete tube.
Their commitment has not gone unnoticed: The TUM Department of Aerospace and Geodesy has now announced a Hyperloop research program to be funded under the Bavarian state government’s Hightech Agenda Bayern.
Source: “TUM launches hyperloop research program”, TUM research news