To indigenously develop & manufacture a scaled-down Hyperloop pod prototype to race on SpaceX’s test track in California and win the SpaceX Competition Weekend in Summer 2017.
To formulate a comprehensive economic, geography, transport, policy, and legal case for the Hyperloop to be implemented in India for the Hyperloop One Global Challenge.
To bring together a national stakeholder ecosystem with the willpower to advance, appraise, approve, regulate, and accelerate the advent of the Hyperloop in India.
Founded in 2015 by Sibesh Kar, a student of BITS Pilani, Team Hyperloop India is a unique non-profit think tank consisting of 60+ motivated student volunteers in the fields of engineering and business, interested in reinventing transportation in India. In January 2016, our team from BITS was the only fully-funded team from India to make it to the SpaceX Hyperloop Design Weekend in College Station, Texas.
Starting small in Pilani, Hyperloop India has grown to become the largest student-driven multi-disciplinary team of its kind, constituting of students and faculty from the top engineering and business schools of the country—namely all three campuses of BITS Pilani, Indian School of Business and IIM-Ahmedabad. We are consulting with transportation, logistics, infrastructure and data experts from organisations like RITES, NITI Aayog & DP World India.
As a primarily student collaboration, our plan is to leverage our performance in global incentive prize competitions to create a nationalistic competitive impulse to bring the Hyperloop to the country.
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We are driven by a unique cross-university remote collaboration model, that allows students and faculty from the top engineering and business schools of the country - BITS Pilani, IIM-A, and ISB - to work together on the Hyperloop.
We are constituted of 70+ motivated students specializing in fields ranging from mechanical engineering, electrical & electronics systems, data science and manufacturing to business development, economics, government and policy.
All our members are currently registered undergraduate and graduate students, making us a completely not-for-profit student-driven body. We have the right time, energy, enthusiasm and restlessness to devote to a problem like the Hyperloop, while learning in the process.
We are mentored by an ecosystem of stakeholders, advisors, partners, and policy-makers to help us better explore the possibilities of Hyperloop in India.
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Why India needs the Hyperloop The population of India represents 18 percent of the world’s total population which arguably means that one person in every 5 people on the planet is a resident of India. As per current growth trends, India will surpass China as the world’s most populous country in 2022, six years earlier Read more about Hyperloop Corridor[…]
Hyperloop. The very word invokes a feeling of mystery and disbelief as to whether it will ever make it in India. We, at the Hyperloop India team, believe it is possible. We’re working towards the Hyperloop One Global Competition. In order to answer the question, we want to look at India’s Government policy towards the Read more about Government Policy and Acceleration Plan[…]
In order to create the economic case for the Hyperloop in the chosen corridor in India to highlight a potential market, providing population and economic output statistics along the relevant Hyperloop corridor is key. In addition, the challenge also needs us to supply information about passenger (rail,airplane, road) and cargo(trucks, ships, freight trains) flows in the region for various Read more about Passengers & Cargo Flow[…]
What really is important to unleash the strategic potential of Hyperloop in India? The Hyperloop is the transport of the new era, and is meant to fundamentally change we think about transport. We aim to be creative regarding how Hyperloop could fundamentally change India. Here are a couple thought-provoking questions we aim to answer – although this is Read more about Transformation Strategies[…]