We are an international team of students from Northeastern University, Memorial University of Newfoundland and College of the North Atlantic who have come together to make the Hyperloop concept a reality. We aim to prove the viability of air based levitation for use in high-speed applications by building a prototype Hyperloop pod capable of reaching 450 km/hr.
The Hyperloop is a conceptual fifth mode of transportation consisting of levitating high-speed capsules traveling through low-pressure vacuum tubes. The concept was introduced by Elon Musk in 2013 and aims to provide a cheaper, more efficient, and more sustainable alternative to existing methods of transportation.
The SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition is an open challenge to student teams across the globe to design and build Hyperloop test vehicles. Teams compete for the ultimate prize of performing a high speed run in the SpaceX HyperTube, in Hawthorne, California. Paradigm took second place at the second competition in August of 2017 making us the fastest team in North America and the third fastest in the world. We are now preparing for competition four which is scheduled to take place in the summer of 2019.