Hyperloop is essentially an electric-powered vehicle traveling in a low-pressure tube with capabilities to exceed the speed of sound (760 mph). To put this into perspective, you could travel from Cincinnati to Chicago within 30 minutes with Hyperloop. This includes accelerating and deccelerating. Elon Musk popularized the concept of the Hyperloop in his Alpha papers which can be founded here: https://www.tesla.com/blog/hyperloop
Why are you working on Tunnel Boring Machines now?
A lot of Hyperloop concepts involve placing Hyperloop underground. Currently, tunneling technologies travel slower than a snail, so we decided to develop our Tunnel Boring Machine to #BeatTheSnail.
How do I become a member of Hyperloop UC?
Any major and experience-level can join Hyperloop UC! If you are interested, please fill out this form and we'll reach out to you: https://forms.gle/VDNu1r2bdo4zwHZm7
How often does Hyperloop UC meet?
Together as a team, we meet once we week on Thursdays! For sub-teams, such as Corporate Relations and Internal & External Affairs, they meet once week. Subsystems meet biweekly.