The idea is at least 100 years old, but since Elon Musk and his engineers stopped to rethink the concept, gave it a cool name and showed in a white paper how it could be as fast as an airplane, more efficient than any other option and with initial investment costs comparable to highspeed railways, the race to turn “Hyperloop” into a reality began.
TUM Hyperloop is a student group from the Technical University of Munich working on the concept of Hyperloop and taking part in the SpaceX Hyperloop Competition. The group has already won the 3 editions of the competition so far and is going to compete again in July this year.
The presentation will cover the general idea of Hyperloop, what is the SpaceX Hyperloop Competition, the ideas and technologies used in the newest prototype and what comes next.
Rafael Naß de Andrade was born in São Paulo, Brazil and started studying Mechanical Engineering in the University of São Paulo. There he was the co-founder of the student group “Projeto Jupiter” (https://projetojupiter.wixsite.com/jupiter1), with whom he built and launched 3 experimental rockets. He moved to Munich to continue his studies in 2017 and started working in TUM Hyperloop (https://tumhyperloop.de/) in the propulsion subteam. He was in Los Angeles for the third SpaceX Hyperloop Competition (https://www.spacex.com/hyperloop) in 2018, which he and the grou won with the new speed record of 457km/h. In October he became one of the Teamleads of the group and they are working hard to get even better results in July this year.
Obs! About Technomania:
Technomania is part of the bi-annual trade show, hi Expo, in Herning.
To participate in Technomania, you must register for the hi Expo. Tickets are free.
You get your free ticket directly at the hi Expo website.
Technomania is the place where IDA show top-level Danish technology, both in traditional and untraditional ways. At the event we focus on themes such as future technologies, Industry 4.0 and digitalization, and this year sustainability will be a theme as well. Basically, Technomania takes over one big hall in the middle of the hi Expo, and we fill it up with all the latest technology, 4 stages, start-ups, demo labs, games and a lot of other fun events.
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