In 2013 Elon Musk, owner of SpaceX (spaceships company), published the general idea of creating innovative mean of transport which bases on the passenger pod moving in a special tube which will reach velocity close to the speed of sound. At the end of August, SpaceX announced a competition for the detail design of construction of the whole system. In final stages of the competition, the best designs will be chosen.
We are the team of students from Lodz University of Technology taking part in the competition. Design of pod created by us (starting from construction, through drive, aerodynamics and complex safety systems) made it to finals which will take place 29th of January 2016 in USA, in Texas.