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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.
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.
Had a great time on the campus tour of @HyperloopOne Headquarters, Los Angeles.— Avishkar Hyperloop (@avishkar_loop) July 9, 2019
We discussed with Ryan Kelly (Global Head, Marketing and Communication) and @jgiegel (CTO, VHO) about Hyperloop future and the recent MOU signed with Maharashtra government for Mumbai-Pune Hyperloop. pic.twitter.com/Cz8JQGapUA
Virgin Hyperloop One, co-sponsors of the event, tweeted:
The @iitmadras @avishkar_loop student hyperloop team stopped by our Los Angeles headquarters to learn more about our progress in India. Always encouraging to see the next generation of thinkers embracing this transformative technology! pic.twitter.com/EPnDbJc8Xw— Virgin Hyperloop One (@HyperloopOne) July 19, 2019
Pranit Mehta, a student of IIT Madras and a member of Avishkar Hyperloop also took to Twitter to share his excitement.
Pleasure to have met and interacted with @elonmusk at the @SpaceX @Hyperloop Pod Competition 2019! Also, a wonderful experience for Team @avishkar_loop , the only Asian Finalist there!#LeapOntoTheLoop #IndianHyperloop pic.twitter.com/ZYOnlbFQh9— Pranit Mehta (@ThePranitMehta) July 22, 2019
The Pod developed by the Avishkar team spanned about 3 metres in length and weighs around 120 kg.