International Business Festival 2018

LIVERPOOL 12-28 JUNE

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Is Hyperloop for real?

19 June 2018
Futures Stage

As multi-billionaire behemoths Richard Branson and Elon Musk battle it out to be the first to build a fully functioning hyperloop, we look at the true viability and transformational impact of clambering into levitating pods and shooting around nations in underground tubes.

This session will examine the incredible Hyperloop One test work taking place deep in the Nevada desert and the far-reaching implications for people, cargo transport and wider industry.

If you’ve ever lamented a long and boring journey, wished you could pop across the county in your lunch hour or just like the sound of futuristic people-carriers being furiously propelled along airless, friction-reduced tubes, this session will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Here, Hyped, a team of students from Edinburgh University who won the SpaceX design award, will talk about their own work, and will be joined by transport specialist from Arup, Lynne Miles.

Hyperloop advances are happening fast and this session will provide astonishing insight into the long-distance journeys of tomorrow. Buckle in. You’re in for one hell of a ride.

Speakers
Lynne Miles, Associate Director - Arup
The HypED team - HYPED
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