ETH Zurich students have won the SpaceX competition of US entrepreneur Elon Musk with their Swissloop concept against thousands of other teams. Now, in the summer of 2018, the Swiss will once again be able to prove themselves in the next round with their enhanced capsule.
The Swissloop project is supported by Leybold. The vacuum pioneer has been promoting the Hyperloop projects of the technology revolutionary since 2015 with its vacuum know-how.
Yet concerning the utopias of Tesla’s founder for new revolutionary ways of transport and the vision of overcoming large distances by land, the vision has already taken on concrete forms. And the enthusiasm with which his employees and supporters around the globe take part in the innovation with the illustrious name Hyperloop speaks for the appeal of his ideas.
Through the vacuum at 1000 km/h
This is one of the reasons why teams from all over the world have been working on prototypes for the high-speed capsules since 2017. In the future, people shall travel through vacuum tubes at around 1000 kilometers per hour. A team of students from ETH Zurich has established itself in the transfer of the tubular mail idea to passenger transport. The designers, physicists, computer scientists and mechanical engineers
around Swissloop CEO Luca Di Tizio were able to assert themselves against a thousand other teams at the “Hyperloop Pod Competition 2017”.