Hyperloop One Announces Winners of Hyperloop One Global Challenge

Hyperloop One Announces Winners of Hyperloop One Global Challenge
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Elon Musk’s Hyperloop One, the only company in the world to have built a full-scale Hyperloop system, recently announced the winners of the Hyperloop One Global Challenge. The challenge identifies the strongest new Hyperloop routes in the world. The decision follows a close assessment of proposals put together by a panel of infrastructure experts, as well as experts in technology and transportation.

Ten teams based out of five different countries were chosen from hundreds of applicants. Hyperloop One will in turn commit to meaningful business and engineering resources and they will work closely with each of the winning teams and routes to determine their commercial viability. Hyperloop One and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), with additional help from AECOM, will engage in a public private partnership to begin a study in Colorado to determine the project’s feasibility.

Shervin Pishevar, co-founder and Executive Chairman of Hyperloop One, expressed his excitement:

“The Hyperloop One Global Challenge started as a call to action for innovators, engineers, trailblazers and dreamers around the world who shared our vision of creating a new mode of transportation. The Global Challenge became a movement of thousands of people from more than 100 countries over six continents. Like us, they believe that Hyperloop will not only solve transportation and urban development challenges within communities, it will unlock vast economic potential and transform how our cities operate and how we live. Our successful test this summer made Hyperloop a reality, and now we’re ready to bring our Hyperloop system to the world.”

Here are the winners of the competition, and their proposed distances and speeds:

United States

• Chicago-Columbus-Pittsburgh
488 miles, proposed travel time: 47 minutes

• Dallas-Laredo-Houston
640 miles, proposed travel time: 46 minutes

• Cheyenne-Denver-Pueblo
360 miles

• Miami-Orlando
257 miles, proposed travel time: 25 minutes

Canada

• Toronto-Montreal
400 miles, proposed travel time: 39 minutes

United Kingdom

• Edinburgh-London
414 miles, proposed travel time: 50 minutes

• Glasgow-Liverpool
339 miles, proposed travel time: 47 minutes

Mexico

• Mexico City-Guadalajara
330 miles, proposed travel time: 38 minutes

India

• Bengaluru-Chennai
208 miles, proposed travel time: 23 minutes

• Mumbai-Chennai
685 miles, proposed travel time: 63 minutes


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