Student competition Hyperloop is conducted by the company SpaceX in the last four years. Next year Elon Musk intends to change the terms of competition.
CEO of SpaceX Elon Musk has stated that he intends to change the terms of the student competition Hyperloop. In particular, he plans to increase the length of the tunnel and add him to the rotation. However, where Musk intends to implement their plans, is currently unknown, as the existing tunnel will not withstand the additional load, Auto Informant reports citing Techcrunch.
According to company President Steve Boring Davis, an existing test tunnel can withstand up to 200 additional meters. In order to expand it and add bends, you need at least three years.
However, the Mask still wrote on Twitter that next year the competition will take place in 10-kilometer tunnel with a turn.
Recall that the Hyperloop project began in 2012. The vacuum train is supposed to be an alternative to high speed rail, but until the end it never came to fruition was. As Elon Musk does not wish to abandon the project, he in 2015, has built a test track long 8 kilometers in Texas, USA. In 2016, hosted the first contest in which teams of students presented their capsule and had the opportunity to test them. The competition is held annually. At the moment, the absolute leader is the team from Munich, which broke up the capsule to 457 km/h.
Next year’s @Hyperloop competition will be 10km in a vacuum tunnel with a curve
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 22 Julia 2019