Story excerpt provided by Cincinnati Enquirer.
Written by Kate Murphy.
A team of University of Cincinnati students is working at the speed of sound. Literally.
The team, Hyperloop UC, built a solar-powered pod that could transport passengers from Cincinnati to New York City in less than an hour. Cincinnatians could commute to work in Chicago in 30 minutes.
“It’s something that is going to change the way people travel in the near future,” said Sid Thatham, an engineering graduate student who leads Hyperloop UC operations.
In 2014, Tesla founder Elon Musk challenged the world to create a sustainable tube-based mode of transportation that offers the convenience of a train and travels faster than airplanes.
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Originally published October 17, 2016.