Clos­ing in on the Loop

Hyper­loop One an­nounces 10 win­ners of its Global Chal­lenge com­pe­ti­tion.

HWM (Malaysia) - - IGNITION -

Hyper­loop One, one of the only com­pa­nies to have built a full-scale Hyper­loop trans­porta­tion sys­tem, re­cently se­lected 10 win­ning sub­mis­sions from its long-run­ning con­test in find­ing one of the best places to build the first Hyper­loop track in the world.

The com­pany chose 10 teams from more than 2,600 sub­mis­sions, all of which were chal­lenged to see how best to im­ple­ment the com­pany’s elec­tro­mag­net­i­cally-lev­i­tated pod in their home coun­tries.

“The Hyper­loop One Global Chal­lenge started as a call to ac­tion for in­no­va­tors, en­gi­neers, trail­blaz­ers and dream­ers around the world who shared our vi­sion of cre­at­ing a new mode of trans­porta­tion,” Shervin Pi­she­var, Co-Founder and Ex­ec­u­tive Chair­man of Hyper­loop One, said. “The Global Chal­lenge be­came a move­ment of thou­sands of peo­ple from more than 100 coun­tries over six con­ti­nents. Like us, they be­lieve that Hyper­loop will not only solve trans­porta­tion and ur­ban de­vel­op­ment chal­lenges within com­mu­ni­ties, it will un­lock vast eco­nomic po­ten­tial and trans­form how our cities op­er­ate and how we live. Our suc­cess­ful test this sum­mer made Hyper­loop a re­al­ity, and now we’re ready to bring our Hyper­loop sys­tem to the world.”

Hyper­loop One will work closely with each win­ning team to fur­ther val­i­date and an­a­lyze their pro­pos­als, and pro­vide ini­tial rid­er­ship fore­casts, busi­ness case, and pre­lim­i­nary tech­ni­cal anal­y­sis of the route and cor­ri­dor, tai­lored to the needs of the in­di­vid­ual route. Hyper­loop One’s busi­ness and tech­ni­cal lead­ers will host in-coun­try work­shops with each team, and con­nect them with Hyper­loop One’s global part­ner net­work to sharpen the fea­si­bil­ity and scope of the po­ten­tial routes.

10 coun­tries have so far im­pressed hyper­loop one with their de­signs and im­ple­men­ta­tion of the com­pany’s new elec­tro­mag­netic rail sys­tem.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malaysia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.