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LAHORE (Staff Reporter) – A team from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) ‘HyperLUMS’ has been selected for Hyperloop Pod Design Competition, which will be held on Jan 29-30 at Texas A&M University.

HyperLums team from Pakistan will be amongst the 16 nations that have a chance to make history.

The Hyperloop is a concept for high-speed transportation system that was designed by Elon Musk, a renowned tech entrepreneur and billionaire inventor. The man behind Tesla Motors and SpaceX imagined a system that incorporated reduced-pressure tubes with capsules that ride on air cushions generated by linear induction motors and air compressors.

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If this all sounds too sci-fi, that’s because it really is. It might not be something as fun as jetpack or earth-shattering as a teleport, but its close enough to be considered as a revolution in mass transit. A special environment will be built to make this unique transportation system possible. Its environmental friendly and shortens travel times.

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Initially the Hyperloop system will be connected Los Angeles to San Francisco via two massive tubes. Passengers will be transported at a breakneck speed of 700mph, aided by magnetic accelerators for propulsion. The system is expected to be powered by solar panels. Sounds like something straight out of The Jetsons doesn’t it?