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HYPED is developing Elon Musk's Hyperloop transport. We work on technical (SpaceX Finalists) and commercial (Hyperloop One Winners) competitions to bring Elon Musk's concept to the UK.

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Hyperloop is the recent Elon Musk's idea for a new way of transporting people or goods quickly, safely, efficiently, on-demand and with minimized environmental impact. The system uses electric propulsion to accelerate a passenger or cargo vehicle through a tube in a low pressure environment. The autonomous vehicle levitates slightly above the track and glides at faster-than-airline speeds over long distances. Carbon emissions, noise, delay, weather concerns and pilot error are ultimately eliminated. This is the transport of the future.

HypED is a newly formed society/research group focusing on speeding up development of Hyperloop worldwide and in the UK. We are in a unique position to have long-lasting impact on newly-emerging market with promising prospects for the United Kingdom and we want to take full advantage of this setting by attracting public, academia and industry to the concept; we would like that HypED and University of Edinburgh are referred to in the future as a birthplace and hub for Hyperloop development in the UK and worldwide.

We started as a small group of individuals interested in Hyperloop at the start of the academic year 15/16. The group then grew to 30 people and ended up participating in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Design Competition in Texas and came back with an Technical Excellence Award for a modular subsystem design.

 

This year, we are entering the Pod Design Competition again, but this time with significant budget, help from external sponsors, a dedicated work space at the King's Buildings campus and the expertise of a professional academic supervisor. If you want to follow up more information on the competition, please have a look at:

 

http://www.spacex.com/hyperloop 

 

Moreover, we conduct a number of internal technical research projects as well as support unique Master's thesis ideas and we are carrying out a large scale business case study for Hyperloop implementation in the UK.

Commercial Director
Carolina Toczycka
Head of Controls
André Aquilina
Head of Dynamics
Ani Vasudevan
Macauley Versey
Head of Electronics
Vladislav Rumiantsev
Head of Operations
Hamish Geddes
Head of Outreach
Jialei Ding
Stephanie Ebert
Head of Power
Daniel Toth
Head of Simulations
Ivan Chan
Arturas Jocas
Head of Software
Jack Gargan
Kofi Kufuor
Head of Sponsorship
Jack Noble
Hersch Reddy
Head of Static
Maisie Edwards-Mowforth
Leopold Thebault
President
Macauley Versey
Secretary
Hamish Geddes
Technical Director
Daniel Carbonell
Treasurer
Enrique Cervero
Maks Kozarzewski