Imagine travelling close to the speed of sound in a small capsule within a tube, while lowering the carbon footprint. It might sound outlandish, but one day this could be the mode of transport. Tim Houter is eager to tell all about it. It was Elon Musk, founder of Tesla, who came up with the Hyperloop Competition. He challenged people from all over the world to come up with their own design and ideas. Among them was a group of 30 talented TU Delft students, led by Houter.
Tim Houter is team leader of the Delft Hyperloop project, which competes in the Hyperloop competition. Tim is a Mechanical Engineering student at TU Delft. Before joining the Hyperloop team, he worked for two years on the Formula Student Team of the university.
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