Pod Traveling at 201 MPH Wins Elon Musk's Hyperloop Competition

The prototypes will be tested for speed in the Hyperloop test tunnel

The prototypes will be tested for speed in the Hyperloop test tunnel. Handout

Well, SpaceX has been hosting another Hyperloop pod trial, and the winners of the event hit an impressive 324 kilometers-per-hour (or 201 mph) with their invention.

Musk, the founder of SpaceX, Tesla and brain-interface company Neuralink, aims to revolutionize transportation with his Hyperloop concept, which he envisions as a series of underground vacuum tubes through which transportation pods levitated by air would zoom at almost the speed of sound.

The Technical University of Munich group also won the previous Hyperloop competition in January, reaching 58 miles per hour.

The team, named WARR Hyperloop, was one of three finalists to participate in Sunday's competition, held at SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorne, CA.

In a 2013 white paper, Musk called for a hyperloop transportation system using a train-like capsule that floats on air and travels at airplane speeds through a low-pressure tube.

The pod is a prototype, as SpaceX's test tube is a mere 6 feet (1.8 meters) in diameter.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk released this lone image showing a Model S at the opening of the tunnel in Hawthorne. The 176-pound WARR pod is powered by a 50kW electric motor and features four pneumatic friction brakes that allow the pod to come to a standstill within five seconds, according to the team's website. Sunday's test was far below the more than 700 miles per hour Musk originally proposed but well over speeds in a previous student contest in January.

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