Strong showing from Badgerloop at SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

HAWTHORNE, Calif. – Engineers, investors and innovators from around the globe gathered in the Southern California desert on July 22 to test their prototypes for an ultrafast subterranean transportation concept at the 2018 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition.

The private space exploration company SpaceX founded the annual hyperloop pod contest in 2015. Competition was fierce this year, with the best 18 teams from around the world vying for the win. The rules were simple: fastest pod took top prize.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison team Badgerloop was among those elite teams.