The HypED team
Hyperloop was initially Elon Musk’s idea for the future of mass transportation. A hyperloop is a sealed tube or system of tubes where a pod can travel free of air resistance or friction. It will provide a new way of transporting people and goods quickly, safely, efficiently and sustainably.The HypED team is a student group from The University of Edinburgh developing this technology. HYPED are winners of SpaceX design award and a double finalist of their Hyperloop Pod competition. Moreover, HYPED was one of 10 across the world to have been named a winner of the Hyperloop One Global Challenge, which called for proposals to build Hyperloop networks connecting cities and regions. HypED’s proposed route would run from Edinburgh to London, through Manchester and Birmingham.
They are bringing details on their two prototypes (Poddy McPodface and Poddy The Second) and will be introducing the audience to Hyperloop concept, its challenges and relevance to the UK as well as tell you the story of how an informal student project morphed into one of the biggest engineering student projects in Scotland in just 3 years.