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The Future of Transport


The University of Waterloo's Hyperloop Pod Competition Team

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The Future of Transport


The University of Waterloo's Hyperloop Pod Competition Team

 

What is Hyperloop?

The Hyperloop is a proposed supersonic train line stretching across the country in underground airless tubes. We believe that it's the future of transportation, and an example of how sound engineering can overcome any problem.

 

What is Waterloop?

We represent Canada in the SpaceX Hyperloop Competition, a university competition to build the fastest and safest half-scale Hyperloop prototype. In the future, we hope to build one of the first full-scale passenger Hyperloops in the world, right here in Canada.

 


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Competition


Competition


 

THE CHALLENGE

This project is the response by a group of dedicated University of Waterloo students to the SpaceX Hyperloop pod challenge to independently design and build a prototype Hyperloop pod to be tested on a one-mile test track in Hawthorne, California. 

 

The second Hyperloop competition was held in August 2017. This time, we brought a functional pod and were able to vastly improve the design alongside SpaceX engineers, and even passed the vacuum chamber test! It was an extraordinary experience and we've learned so much from SpaceX and all the other amazing Hyperloop teams. We're ready for Competition 3!

 

Goose II


Our fully re-designed Hyperloop pod prototype -faster and lighter than ever.

Goose II


Our fully re-designed Hyperloop pod prototype -faster and lighter than ever.

 

The Goose II Hyperloop Pod is designed for simplicity and high speed operations. Using a hybrid electric-pneumatic movement system, the pod can navigate with no contact along the track in a vacuum environment. Building upon the Goose I design, the pod is now 50kg lighter, and includes on board propulsion.


 

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