Swissloop - The swiss response to the hyperloop challenge launched by Elon Musk

  • 6/19/17 6:00 PM
  • fiorella meyer

Lecture by Doré de Morsier, founder und chairman at Swissloop and Tim Saal, systems engineering at Swissloop

Monday, June 19, 6 p.m., ETH Hönggerberg HIL E 5, lecture and apéro

Hyperloop is a novel, high-speed ground transport system initially proposed by SpaceX founder Elon Musk in 2013. This mode of transportation projects to levitate passenger and cargo in so-called pods in near-vacuum tubes at speeds up to 1200 km/h both smoothly and energy-efficiently between major urban areas. A hyperloop would allow for instance to travel from Zurich to Berlin in 40min, thus efficiently replacing airplanes.

Our short term objective at Swissloop is to develop the best next-generation vehicle to win the yearly recurring SpaceX’ Hyperloop Pod Competition, challenging other student teams from universities worldwide. Our long-term vision is to spur innovation and new ideas about the hyperloop concept and the future of transportation technologies. We believe that current transportation technologies are reaching their limits and that the time has come for the next stage. Swissloop’s vision is to connect the best creative, innovative young minds of Swiss and international students to take on this challenge.

All interested people are welcome to attend this lecture, which is part of the European Campus of Excellence summer school 2017 on „Energy Systems in Transition and Sustainable Mobility“. SCCER Mobility was involved in organizing the summer school and designing its program. Various SCCER Mobility members will be facilitating the activities of this 3-week course.

Please register for this event here.