University of California, Davis | One Loop
At only 14 inches tall, yet fully functional, our pod will serve as the foundation for future designs capable of carrying passengers and cargo. Its sleek, lightweight build is optimized for aerodynamic efficiency and its innovative braking system combines advanced software control with the simple reliability of eddy current braking.
University of California, Irvine | HyperXite
The HyperXite pod weighs 1250 lbs and is designed to reach a maximum speed of 215 mph. The pod boasts dual power and braking systems and a triple redundant controls system for safety. The pod’s levitation mechanism utilities flat porous media air bearings combined with skirts allowing for increased comfort.
University of California, Merced | UC Merced Hypercats
Emergency braking system that will be deployed in case of an emergency such as a large scale leak, earthquake, power outage, tube fracture, etc. It utilizes mechanical components such as air brakes, air foils, and wheels with brake calipers deployed at different speeds avoiding high g-force exposure to passengers.
University of Central Florida | UCF Hyperloop Team 1
The Emergency Protocol Safety Stop (EPSS) subsystem is a mechanical brake that utilizes the Kantrowitz Limit to rapidly decelerate capsules in a precise manner; controlled subsystem deployment allows deceleration rates to be adjusted for more/less critical situations. Minimizing expensive tube damage is another integral design factor incorporated into the EPSS design.
University of Central Florida | UCF Hyperloop Team 2
Safety is the top priority for our team’s seating apparatus. With our design, passengers will not only reach their destination in comfort while feeling secure! Constructed with durable manufacturing techniques, this chair will be built to last and will help pave the way into the next generation of mass transit.
Universitat Politècnica de Valencia | Makers UPV Team
Our innovative solution is based on an upper-sided magnet-electromagnet levitation system, which takes advantage of permanent magnets force and improves efficiency. The pod structure is made of a ferromagnetic alloy so it can hover with control action. Our propulsion system is based on an electric compressor-turbine.