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.
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.
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?