SpaceX is revolutionising terrestrial transportation through its Hyperloop service. Since the release of the Hyperloop whitepaper by Elon Musk there has been an enormous amount of interest in the Hyperloop concept. The idea is to travel in a low pressure tube with reduced air resistance. By doing this, transport will become cheaper, more efficient and faster than air planes.READ MORE
Students all over the world are challenged by SpaceX to compete in the Hyperloop competition. SpaceX has built a half-size tube, where student teams have built half-size Hyperloop Pods. The project has already aroused a lot of interest globally. This will lead to a lot of exposure to young, aspiring engineers, along with countless technology companies. The first competition was completed in January 2017 and the Delft Hyperloop team from the Delft University of Technology won the first overall price.
The Delft Hyperloop team is set on designing the best possible vehicle and to help proving the technical viability of the Hyperloop concept. With a team of 37 highly motivated students from various disciplines of the Delft University of Technology they will prove the technical and commercial viability of the Hyperloop concept. Among others, the faculties of Aerospace Engineering, Applied Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Industrial Design are represented and combine their knowledge and expertise.
This competition is all about speed and building the fastest Hyperloop Pod. To achieve this, their partners are an essential element, providing knowledge, experience, materials, funds and more.
Cognizant is the sole prime partner and the Connected Products team from Cognizant Digital Business is providing expertise and is helping the Delft Hyperloop team with ‘Hardware in Loop’ based simulations of the sensors, the environment and the vehicle, and verifying the core control algorithms. The Cognizant team is also advising on the sensor models and control algorithm fine tuning.READ MORE WATCH VIDEO