11 Jun 2020
HYPED Risk Assessment for the 2020/2021 academic year
04 Apr 2018
Circa March 2018
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Hyperloop is 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 magnetic 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 society/research group which focuses on advancing the development of Hyperloop worldwide and in the UK. We are in a unique position to have long-lasting impact on the 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 earning the Technical Excellence Award for a modular subsystem design in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Design Competition in Texas. Since then, we have consistently placed as one of the top teams at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competitions II, III and IV out of many hundreds to enter.
We conduct a number of internal technical research projects as well as support unique Master's thesis ideas. Our Research Team, winners of the Virgin Hyperloop One Global Challenge, is carrying out a large scale business case study for Hyperloop implementation in the UK.
Moreover, our Outreach Team has focused on introducing younger students to the excitement of Engineering and STEM by bringing real-world Hyperloop examples in the form of our pods and the science behind them to complement the often theoretical school curriculum.
We are always looking for new members to join the team. If you are interested in our work, from a technical, theoretical or business perspective, contact us to get involved!
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