Hyperloop prototype pod hits a new top speed, reaching 288 mph.
A Hyperloop pod created by German engineers reached 288 miles per hour, in Elon Musk’s competition, but it’s still far away from the 700 mph target.
According to Musk, next year trials will include a longer test tube with a curve in it.
The team announced on Twitter:
“We are happy to announce that we have reached a top speed of 463 km/h today. Although we lost some parts on the way, we were able to successful finish our run and are proud to be the winners of the 2019 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition.”
Team @TUM_Hyperloop just hit a top speed of 288 mph – congratulations on winning the 2019 Hyperloop Pod Competition!
— Hyperloop (@Hyperloop) July 21, 2019
Images credit TUM Hyperloop