The team started as a student project at the Center for Innovation, IIT Madras. In the short time since inception, we proved our mettle at international Hyperloop competitions.
We were the only Asian team at the finale of SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition 2019. Then, competing virtually in European Hyperloop Week 2021,
we won the 'Most Scalable Pod Design' award by Zeleros Hyperloop and were in the global top-5 in Mechanical, Propulsion and Levitation award categories. We built our latest pod
Avishkar 5.0, during the pandemic through relentless effort. Avishkar 5.0 Pod is equipped with many novel technologies that we built in-house from scratch and emerged in the global top 5 in 3
categories - Electrical Subsystem, Traction Subsystem and The Complete Pod Category in the European Hyperloop Week 2022. This year, through meticulous planning and design, we built the Pod 6.0, Garuda. Improving on the existing technologies through various testing methodologies, incorporated with other intricate technologies with immaculate provisions, Garuda stands as Asia's most advanced pod. We emerged Top-3 in the Socio-Economic Aspects of Hyperloop Development Category, Top-5 in the Guidance Category and Top-6 in the Sense and Control Category in the European Hyperloop Week 2023 held at Edinburgh, Scotland.
Currently, we have expanded our horizons and are focusing on taking a giant leap. We are aiming to build a 400m long vacuum tube facility at IIT Madras and establish a Centre for Hyperloop Excellence at IIT Madras in collaboration with the Indian Railways and L&T Constructions. We also intend to conduct a Global Hyperloop Competition at IIT Madras at the 400m vacuum tube facility making India a global center for Hyperloop Research.
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