Delft University creates VR experience for glimpse into Hyperloop station

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We are still some ways off from ever boarding one of Elon Musk’s ambitious Hyperloop pods, but in the interim we can at least get a glimpse into the infrastructure that would support such a transport system.

More specifically the station at which passengers would board and disembark a Hyperloop pod as one of the teams that created a pod design for this year’s competition released a video for what a station could look like.

The team in question come from the Netherland’s Delft University of Technology, with a VR experience for the station also set to debut at next week’s finals for the pod competition at SpaceX’s headquarters in California. Delft also plans to unveil their Atlas 02 pod at the same event.

As for the VR experience, it was created in collaboration with interactive technology company INDG and graphics studio AltSpace, with it offering a view of the pod’s interior and exterior design, as well as the aforementioned Hyperloop station.

Should you be unable to head to California to check out the experience in-person, the video for the station is pasted below, and should give you a better idea of what the Delft team’s vision is.

The Delft team’s chances of being the winning team are quite high, especially as they won the preliminary contest back in 2017, and its current pod can reportedly achieve the highest top speed among the 20 different pods being entered.

As such the Hyperloop pods and station could very well have a distinct Dutch styling when it eventually is ready for commercial use.

Robin-Leigh Chetty

Robin-Leigh Chetty

When he's not reviewing the latest smartphones, Robin-Leigh is writing about everything tech-related from IoT and smart cities, to 5G and cloud computing. He's also a keen photographer and dabbles in console games.