Here, the Dutch team had the opportunity to test their scale model Pod on a test track of 1.25 km, constructed by spacecraft manufacturer SpaceX. The prototype achieved a speed of 93 kilometers per hour. â€œIn a longer tube it can speed-up to 1200 km per hourâ€ said the proud team captain Tim Houter. He spoke with Elon Musk after the competition. â€œElon was impressed and that makes our team extra proud.â€
TWD has made a small contribution to this great success. After the development of a working prototype, TWD supported Delft Hyperloop with the design of a test frame. The team wanted to test the Pod in Delft before traveling to the USA.
By lack of a test track, the team decided to make a test set-up where the Pod will stay in one place instead of being launched. Speed will be added to the Pod with a driving system which is incorporated in the test frame.
TWD wants to congratulate Delft Hyperloop with their fantastic performance and on the enormous success.
“As fast as a plane, as convenient as a train: the Hyperloop is a revolutionary concept for a new high speed transportation system. The system incorporates a reduced-pressure tube in which pressurized capsules travel. The air resistance in this tube is so low that a vehicle can travel at almost the speed of sound, making the travel cheaper, more efficient and also more convenient than airplanes.“