IIT Madras’ Students unveils the design of a Hyperloop Pod design, which they call ‘Avishkar’. The design is being chosen for Elon Musk’s SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition 2019 to be held in July. The Avishkar Hyperloop team (30 members) is among top 21 teams of the 1600+ teams. It is the only Asian team to be able to make to the finals. The finals will be organized by American aerospace maker and space transportation company SpaceX at California. In team also participated in SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition 2018 and was among top 47 teams to be selected for the final round.
In an interview, Avishkar's team from IIT Madras said that they are participating in 2019 edition and are among top 22 teams. The 22 teams will compete in the finals at SpaceX headquarters in Los Angeles, California. The pods will move over a mile long vacuum tube or Hyperloop track. The fastest pod with successful deceleration will win the tournament.