In the Spotlight: Celebrating Successes for the Braking Subteam

The Queen’s Hyperloop Design Team is composed of different sub-teams to manage each subsystem component. Each subsystem is integral to the successful functioning of the hyperloop pod with which the team aims to use to compete in the 2019 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. This feature will spotlight the members of the team dedicated to the [...]

By | 2018-11-23T17:23:52+00:00 November 23rd, 2018|

Big Advances In Hyperloop Technology

A Los Angeles based company in the race to develop hyperloop technology, called Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, had a major breakthrough this month. The company publicly displayed the first-ever full-scale hyperloop pod. Named ‘Quintero One’, the capsule is a full-capability passenger pod that can reach speeds of 750 mph! It is large enough to carry anywhere [...]

By | 2018-10-09T22:58:14+00:00 October 9th, 2018|

Info Session and Hiring for the 2018/2019 Season!

Information Session and Hiring Night Date: Monday, September 10th Time: 7:30pm Location: Mclaughlin Hall, Queen's University Fall classes have officially begun and Queen’s Hyperloop Design Team is gearing up for the upcoming year. Currently, the team is recruiting engineers who can help with the different subsystems. With the goal being to have all hiring completed [...]

By | 2018-09-10T02:28:13+00:00 September 10th, 2018|

Team Updates – July 2018

Sarah Parker Director of Communications As September quickly approaches, the students on Queen’s Hyperloop Design Team are excited and ready to tackle the upcoming challenges that the Fall term will bring. The team faces a tight project deadline, aiming to have completed a hyperloop pod by the end of the 2019 academic year. To meet [...]

By | 2018-07-18T03:04:21+00:00 July 18th, 2018|

Advances to be made in upcoming 2018 SpaceX Competition

Written by Sarah Parker Hyperloop technology has come a long way since it was first proposed as a “fifth mode of transportation” by Elon Musk back in 2013. He envisioned the idea of having a hyperloop system is to revolutionize current transportation by providing a means that is faster, cheaper and safer than any existing [...]

By | 2018-06-21T02:01:53+00:00 June 21st, 2018|

“Just 3 Years Away”

Written by Amy Lewyckyj Despite the deadline for the first working hyperloop with human passengers being pushed back another year according to Virgin Hyperloop One, Richard Branson (chairman of the Virgin Group) still believes the hyperloop is “just three years away.” Many people are following the dream including Branson, but the hopes of having a [...]

By | 2018-05-03T19:23:37+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|

A Historic Agreement for the Hyperloop in India

On February 18, 2018, Richard Branson from Virgin Hyperloop One announced exciting news regarding the future of the hyperloop in India with a historic agreement; the Indian State of Maharashtra has shown intent to build a hyperloop track between Pune and Mumbai, beginning with an operational demonstration track. With over 130,000 vehicles traveling the 2-3 [...]

By | 2018-02-21T22:18:33+00:00 February 21st, 2018|

The Hyperloop is Over 30% of the Way There!

This past December, Virgin Hyperloop One broke the hyperloop world speed record previously held by Elon Musk’s SpaceX competition with a run of 240 mph (387 km/h); this is over 30% of the proposed 700 mph from Elon Musk’s white papers back in 2013. Moreover, this new record is a significant increase from Hyperloop One’s [...]

By | 2018-01-16T20:19:57+00:00 January 16th, 2018|

The Hyperloop Dream Extends to India

During this summer, a student run team from India named Hyperloop India designed the Hyperloop prototype OrcaPod for the SpaceX competition. Later into the year, a team of engineers, designers, and manufacturers from Bangalore built, tested, and shipped the OrcaPod to California for the final leg of the competition. The team didn’t manage to win, [...]

By | 2018-05-03T19:24:28+00:00 December 6th, 2017|