This is the only team from India participating in SpaceX’s Hyperloop competition, and you need to help them.

This bunch of Indian students need your help to revolutionize the way we travel
Atom Hyperloop Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - 20:14

In the last week of August, 24 teams from across the world will come together at the SpaceX Hyperloop track in Hawthorne, California, to help the world get one step closer to the Hyperloop dream. The competition’s goal is to encourage teams from across the world to design and build the best high-speed pod which can travel through the Hyperloop tube.

Hyperloop is the fifth mode of transportation as proposed by Elon Musk. It would enable passengers to travel between cities at over 700 miles per hour, allowing the ability to live in one city and work in another. It uses a system of pods travelling in an evacuated tube using magnetic levitation, propelled via linear electric motors. Imagine a world where you could travel between Chennai and Bengaluru in 30 minutes, or Delhi and Mumbai in just 80 minutes. 

The competition in California is the first of its kind anywhere in the world – and there is just one team from India, Hyperloop India.

Team Hyperloop India is among the 24 teams selected from thousands across the world to design, build and test a pod – and it has been working hard to make its OrcaPod a reality. But building the OrcaPod - the Hyperloop prototype pod from India - is expensive, and Hyperloop India needs your help.

With the designs approved by SpaceX, Hyperloop India needs your support to successfully manufacture the OrcaPod. Your contribution creates an opportunity for you to advance Hyperloop technology in India and provides India the opportunity to show to the world what the best of engineering in India looks like. The complexity of this project places Hyperloop at the forefront of technology and innovation. All you need to do is CONTRIBUTE VIA KETTO HERE.

The News Minute is partnering with Hyperloop India to raise funds.

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