of the 50 most frequently used flight routes worldwide are domestic, carrying more than 200 000 000 passengers each year
% is the predicted growth rate of the worldwide flight volume over the next 20 years, requiring significant improvements in existing infrastructure
times as many greenhouse gases produce airplanes per passenger kilometer compared to conventional trains
The Hyperloop is a concept proposed by Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk in 2013, in which passenger capsules (Pods) float almost silently at velocities close to the speed of sound through a tube at about one thousandth of atmospheric pressure. In this way, heavily used intracontinental routes could be handled faster, more efficiently and in a more environmentally friendly manner than with conventional means of transport.
A journey from Munich to Hamburg, which takes seven hours by train, can be completed in 45 minutes with a Hyperloop Pod. This is faster than by plane, while the emissions of greenhouse gases are a factor of ten lower. It is made possible by extremely low friction caused by the low pressure in the tube and a levitation mechanism that makes the Pod float.
In recent decades, aviation has not made any disruptive progress in the development of more sustainable technologies and is subject to an elementary systemic disadvantage compared to terrestrial means of transport over short distances (< 1500km): Aircraft must first reach a certain altitude after take-off and can only operate at transport speed for a fraction of their flight route. In addition, the carbon footprint of aircraft does not scale as directly with the use of renewable energies as with electrically powered means of transport.
We are a group of students from Karlsruhe (GER) and we are convinced that the Hyperloop concept could change our way of moving forever! We want to face the technological challenges and pave the way into a new era, the era of zero friction.
This is us
To become pioneers in the development of Hyperloop technologies, we formed a team of 50 dedicated students from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences - Technology and Economics (HsKA). Our team members originate from all over the world and contribute their diverse backgrounds, ranging from mechanical, electrical, or industrial engineering to mechatronics, computer science, and aviation management.
We are all driven by the desire to travel faster, more sustainably and in greater comfort. For this reason, we work voluntarily on our common vision.
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We are looking for strong partners from industry and research to support us on our way. Together we would like to create a platform for scientific exchange in Karlsruhe, which is unique in this form in Baden-Wuerttemberg.
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