There is a reason why you get stranded in frustration in the middle of badly designed road jammed up in traffic. We never think about the future. We don’t want to design our cities to remain efficient hundreds of years later. We don’t want to take a step back and think, what is the future of transport?
We don’t dare imagine what human potential could achieve once it’s unleashed.
Team Hyperloop India isn’t like that.
Taking a cue from Elon Musk, the man behind SpaceX and the success of Tesla, an Indian team is attempting to be a part of the Hyperloop dream.
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.
India's transport problem is an obvious "sysadmin" issue - A legacy system from the colonial rule running the world's fastest growing economy. The Hyperloop, an evacuated tube transport system that used maglev to zip people and cargo at faster-than-airline speeds might sound decidedly crazy, but might be one possible solution - and it was a pity that no one here was trying to work on it! So, we decided to at least start trying to do something about it. It took a lot of hard work, persistence and steep learning curves, but the team that originated then, Hyperloop India, finally pulled it off a year later - after multiple design reviews, our design was selected by SpaceX as the first and only design from India (and one of the two from Asia) to be manufactured and run on the test track.
This is where you come in. With our designs approved by SpaceX, we now need your support to successfully manufacture our Hyperloop prototype pod, called the OrcaPod. Your contribution creates an opportunity for you to advance Hyperloop technology in India and provides us 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.
Watch this video below, and read more and CONTRIBUTE VIA KETTO HERE.