Tech University Munich team wins Hyperloop speed competition
With a speed of 324 kmph (201 mph), a group of students from the Technical University Munich sent a test vehicle through the hyperloop tube of US entrepreneur Elon Musk in Los Angeles. The WARR-Hyperloop team thus defended their victory from the first competition at the beginning of the year. The Hyperloop, introduced in 2015 by SpeceX founder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, is the concept of a high-speed train, which is to move at approximately the speed of sound in a tube under partial vacuum. Student teams from all over the world are called upon to submit their concepts for the so-called pod - the cabine capsule, in which passengers are to be transported through the tube.