Closing in on the Loop
Hyperloop One announces 10 winners of its Global Challenge competition.
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.
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