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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras' student team from the Centre for Innovation (CFI) may not have won the competition but certainly won over Elon Musk with their innovative approach. 

Source: Economic Times

Avishkar Hyperloop, the only Asian team to enter the final of SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition 2019, worked on an indigenous design to manufacture India's first ever autonomous hyperloop pod, reports the Economic Times

Source: DNA India

Although the competition was won by Team TUM from the Technical University of Munich, the team of Avishkar Hyperloop met Elon Musk, who was all praise for the tremendous work they've done so far. 

Virgin Hyperloop One, co-sponsors of the event, tweeted: 

Pranit Mehta, a student of IIT Madras and a member of Avishkar Hyperloop also took to Twitter to share his excitement. 

The Pod developed by the Avishkar team spanned about 3 metres in length and weighs around 120 kg. 


Virgin Hyperloop One proposed a pod line that will take people from Mumbai to Pune in 30 minutes flat. The project is expected to be complete by 2023.