What is Hyperloop?
Hyperloop is a transportation concept stemming from SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk. Similar to a bank's pneumatic tubes that send and receive packages, a Hyperloop pod glides at extreme speeds within a partially evacuated tube carrying people and goods. The tube's engineered environment and the pod's ability to levitate against the track allow the pod to coast at speeds of up to 700mph. Hyperloop is the future of transportation — it's environmentally friendly and incredibly fast.
Binghamton Hyperloop is a team of dedicated Binghamton University students working together to build a Hyperloop pod. The team is usually comprised of students from nearly all departments of Watson College.
We have been successfully participating in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition for the past several years. In 2016-17, our team was one of 24 chosen from more than 1,000 teams across the globe to compete at nationals in Hawthorne, Calif.
Past achievements and success have inspired this year's team to work harder and dream bigger. With new SpaceX requirements and team goals, we are working to innovate the pod for speed and endurance and create unique designs for levitation, braking and propulsion. It is our mission to make the pod efficient, light, fast and environmentally friendly. Together, we are building the transportation of the future.
Join us, as we speed up the future!