Amplexor is sponsoring the Swissloop team, the leading project from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich) for the Elon Musk Hyperloop Competition. This partnership follows our continued commitment and passion for innovation and technological development.
The team involves students of the ETH and other Swiss universities, as well as an extensive network of alumni, who share a common vision of creating a Swiss contribution to reshape the way we think about transportation.
With the goal of developing the fastest next-generation pod vehicle and creating a sustainable transportation infrastructure, their project is one of the most promising candidates in the competition.
The pod vehicle, named “Escher”, had already made a strong impression by achieving third place out of 1,200 participants during the 2017 competition. This year, Swissloop is raising the stakes even higher with the upgraded pod, named "Munjinga". With an electrical propulsion system it's set to convince, SpaceX, who is hosting the competition, that their product should win. This is significant given the current focus on renewable and sustainable energy sources and the high-tech future of such sources that is on our very doorstep.
The 2018 Hyperloop Pod Competition will take place on 22 July, 2018 in Los Angeles.