Innovative UW-Madison student team to unveil latest Hyperloop competition pod

The UW–Madison Badgerloop team this week will reveal Badgerloop Pod III — its latest entry into the 2018 SpaceX Hyperloop Competition, an event designed to spur new ideas about an ultrafast, futuristic form of transportation.

The reveal will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. April 19 at an event in Varsity Hall at Union South on the UW–Madison campus.

Designed to achieve a top speed of more than 300 miles per hour, the pod (and team members) will travel to SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, in July 2018 to vie for the top prize in the third annual Hyperloop Competition. There, the teams with standout designs can test their prototypes on the mile-long, vacuum-sealed Hyperloop test-track in hopes of having the fastest pod.