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InnoTrans 2018: rLoop pod for high speed Hyperloop transport system

18th September 2018
Lanna Cooper

 

At Innotrans taking place between the 18th-21st September in Berlin, TE Connectivity will showcase a model of the rLoop pod designed for the futuristic Hyperloop high speed transport system conceived by Elon Musk.

The rLoop pod was designed and built by 140 engineers from 14 countries, crowdsourced over social media and given a home at TE’s Silicon Valley facility.

TE provided the rLoop team with sensors and connectivity solutions to power the highly innovative technology concept, as well as access to 20 TE engineering advisors.

The Hyperloop concept would allow pods powered by innovative drive systems to travel from one city to the other in a matter of minutes.

Musk’s SpaceX aerospace company organised the first of a series of competitions to attract ideas from around the world for pods.

The rLoop team supported by TE was recognised for its revolutionary technology and honored with a prestigious SpaceX Innovation Award.

The competition judges were particularly impressed by the pod’s battery system, which was created from scratch. rLoop continues to work on its pod, with continuing support from TE.

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