Hyperloop One is one of the most exciting projects currently out there, and will significantly and positively impact in the future how we travel, commute and move around the planet.
Hyperloop is a new way to move people or things anywhere in the world quickly, safely, efficiently, on-demand and with minimal impact to the environment. The system uses electric propulsion to accelerate a passenger or cargo vehicle through a tube in a low pressure environment. The autonomous vehicle levitates slightly above the track and glides at faster-than-airline speeds over long distances. We eliminate direct emissions, noise, delay, weather concerns and pilot error. It’s the next mode of transportation.
Sound exciting? It absolutely is and worth visiting their website and subscribing to Twitter so you can stay updated with progress. Want to know who works for a company like Hyperloop? Check out their careers page as well as information about the team that are working there and the investors backing it! Examples of the people and skills they are looking for include: mechanical engineers, computer programmers, software engineers, business analysts, transport economists, civil engineers, marketeers, solicitors, CNC machinists, data analysts, safety managers, electrical engineers, robotics, construction managers, design engineers, and electronics to name but a few!
STEAM is fundamental to Hyperloop One and if you have STEAM skills, and study/keep studying STEAM subjects; awesome opportunities are waiting for you in the future.
Inspired by Hyperloop? – Ideas for home, EPQ and the classroom:
If you like what you see and are interested in Hyperloop One and its mission, check out two opportunities that could be used to inspire learning within the classroom or as a project for home or even an EPQ:
- The first is a design challenge (build Hyperloop live) to explore innovative ideas for the future of transportation. Teams of architects and designers will compete to develop using BIM technology a hyperloop terminus to connect Dubai and Fujairah. You don’t have to enter the competition but it provides you with a STEAM project idea and something to work to. You never know though, your ideas could be just what they are looking for. 😉
- Global Challenge is not a competition but an opportunity to actually impact where Hyperloop One potentially ends up and why. There are some great examples of partnerships forming to bring hyperloop to countries at the link above. Again, you don’t need to enter but use the global challenge as a foundation to develop knowledge, understanding and creativity. This could also be linked to the UN Sustainable Goals (SDG 11 – Sustainable cities and communities).
Good luck and keep us updated with your ideas!