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The 2018 Hyperloop Pod Competition will take place on July 22, 2018.
SpaceX is revolutionizing terrestrial transportation through its Hyperloop services. The company currently provides these services to innovators and universities across the world interested in high-speed transportation technology and solutions. The Hyperloop system built by SpaceX at its headquarters in Hawthorne, California, is approximately one mile in length with a six foot outer diameter.

The Official SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

In order to accelerate the development of functional prototypes and encourage student innovation, SpaceX announced the Hyperloop Pod Competition in 2015, which challenges university teams to design and build the best transport Pod. The first two competitions were held in January and August 2017 and were the first of their kind anywhere in the world.

Based on these successes, SpaceX has moved forward with the third installment: the 2018 Hyperloop Pod Competition. The competition will focus on a single criterion—maximum speed. Additionally, all Pods must be self-propelled.
The competition will take place on July 22, 2018 and is open to both new and returning student teams.

Note: This competition is a SpaceX event. SpaceX has no affiliation with any Hyperloop companies, including, but not limited to, those frequently referenced by the media.
Break a pod!
Additional competition support provided by:
The Boring Company



Team NameUniversity
Keio AlphaKeio University
AZLoopArizona State University; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Delft HyperloopDelft University of Technology
HyperXiteUniversity of California, Irvine
Michigan HyperloopUniversity of Michigan
Berkeley HyperloopUniversity of California, Berkeley
SwissloopETH Zurich
EPFLoopÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
WARR HyperloopTechnical University of Munich
Hyperloop UPVUniversitat Politècnica de València
Hyperloop at VCUVirginia Commonwealth University
DiggerLoopColorado School of Mines
UW HyperloopUniversity of Washington
HyperPodXC.v.O. University of Oldenburg; University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer
ÉirLoopDublin City University; Trinity College Dublin; University College Dublin; Dublin Institute of Technology; Institute of Technology Tallaght; National University of Ireland, Maynooth; Dublin Business School; Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Texas GuadaloopThe University of Texas at Austin
BadgerloopUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison
HYPEDUniversity of Edinburgh


Team NameUniversity
UCSB HyperloopUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Spartan HyperloopSan Jose State University