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|

Expectations vs. Reality: Counteracting Blind Fate

In recent months, the Hyperloop has made many significant strides in becoming a reality from its initial conceptual designs on Elon Musk’s white papers released 4 years ago. Putting the Hyperloop’s timeline in another perspective, Virgin Hyperloop One on February 2015 announced a funding of $8.5 million; the company currently has $245 million in funding [...]

By | 2017-11-12T11:28:09+00:00 November 12th, 2017|

Confidence in the Hyperloop Grows

On October 12, 2017, billionaire founder of the Virgin Group, Richard Branson, announced that he invested into Hyperloop One which in his words is “the world’s most revolutionary train service.” Following this investment, Hyperloop One was rebranded to Virgin Hyperloop One and formally cemented another influential philanthropist’s confidence on the success of the Hyperloop alongside [...]

By | 2017-11-12T11:31:05+00:00 October 25th, 2017|

The Great Canadian Loop

A five-hour trip by car from Toronto to Montreal could soon be cut to 39 minutes! Announced on September 14th, the Toronto-Montreal route was named one of ten winners of the Hyperloop One Global Challenge, a contest to identify the strongest candidates for a hyperloop system. Organized by Hypercan, the Canadian arm of U.S. engineering [...]

By | 2017-10-06T19:05:04+00:00 October 6th, 2017|