The fourth edition of the Hyperloop Pod Competition puts the requirement to its highest level.
Turian, the pod designed by the team of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, reached the eighth place in the Hyperloop Pod Competition placing itself as a reference university at the technological level together with the most prestigious universities in the world.
The reason? Its completely innovative and compact design. This design led him to get the Innovation Award granted by the SpaceX judges.
However, what happened during the week of the competition?
The first day began with a triplet, the team passed its first three tests, positioning itself among the best four teams in the competition. The work was constant, but as the days progressed the competition was more demanding. For the first time in all editions, the three finalist teams reach the classification two days before the big day, adding more excitement to the competition.
The lack of time was Turian’s biggest enemy throughout the week, the tests were prepared against the clock and the fact of not having tested the prototype before the competition was decisive.
Finally, the speed of the EPFLoop, Swissloop and TUM Hyperloop teams to pass the ten tests allowed them to run in the vacuum tube. It was the German team, TUM, that was proclaimed champion of this fourth edition reaching a speed of 482 km/h.