The Washington Hyperloop team is now counting on the third time, and it is not just for the SpaceX’s Third University Hyperloop competition. There are about three dozen student engineers and entrepreneurs present in the University of Washington’s PD-racing team who have reworked the design for the vehicle starting from the ground up.
According to the team co-leader Nicole Lambert, who is the junior and major in mechanical engineering said that this pod had been redesigned and manufactured. It is completely a new pod from the last two years. The pod racer has the formal unveiling at UW on Friday night, and it will be put to the ultimate test in the next month. SpaceX is going to host a series of practice runs and races, and it will be inside mile-long enclosed test track which is next to the company’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California.
There are about more than 20 teams who came from around the world and will be fighting for the fresh bragging rights which will be in a friendly competition which was dated back to 2015. At that time SpaceX billionaire founder Elon Musk has set up the program. The main idea behind the pod races is to encourage the next generation of engineers to come up with the innovations which are advance of the high-speed transit concept which was proposed by Musk 5 years ago.
For the next month Hyperloop 3 contest, the team has switched from the electric-motor propulsion system to a cold-gas thruster system which was powered by the compressed nitrogen. The designer of the Pod also shows that it has sleek, bobsled-style shell which was enclosed with the original racer. To reduce the weight and to increase the speed, the guts of the machine have been lifted on full display. The computer simulations show that it will be hit a top speed of about 200 mph.