Braking System: VicHyper’s award-winning braking system is driven by performance whilst ensuring maximum safety is provided. For the purposes of the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition, VicHyper’s pod prototype is wheeled to test the capability of the four-tiered braking system alongside the acceleration provided by the linear induction motors.The four tiered braking system is comprised of: Eddy Current Arrays, battery-powered linear induction motors, rail brakes alongside a stability system using friction pads and wheeled brakes. Having been award the ‘The Braking Sub-System Excellence Award’, VicHyper’s braking system is a pivotal and essential component of the pod design.
VicHyper is an interdisciplinary team of RMIT students competing as the only finalists from the Southern Hemisphere in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition in January 2017.
Hyperloop is revolutionising the future of transportation with the ability to travel at the speed of sound (1,200 km p/h), utilising magnetic levitation and electrical motors within a vacuum tube.
Having been awarded the ‘The Braking Sub-System Excellence Award’, VicHyper is diligently constructing Australia’s first Hyperloop pod prototype.
Encapsulating ingenuity, simplicity and functionality, the VicHyper pod design will place Victoria and Australia on the world stage as pioneers in innovation and transportation.