Dubai to Fujairah hyperloop 127-km long travel in 10 minutes

Team Mobius, a French team, fends off five other competitors to design a prototype

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Team Mobius on Tuesday has won the Dubai hyperloop competition to design a prototype for a hyperloop traveling between Dubai and Fujairah in 10 minutes.

The 20-member French team, created by global firm Systra, fended off the challenge from five other teams and got the nod from a panel of international judges gathered here for the Dubai International Hyperloop Competition.

The 20-member team Mobius created by global firm Systra of France submitted engineering renderings that illustrate a complete transport network with stations that would whisk passengers — if and when built — safely in record time.

The winner was announced at an event hosted by Dubai Future Foundation and organised by partners Asite, at the Emirates Towers, Dubai.

Design concept

Team Mobius got the top marks for the design concept for their prototype of the Hyperloop, which features a futuristic subsonic propulsion tube that can shuttle passengers at speeds of up to 1,200km/h.

The multibillion dollar, 127-kilometre-long commuter tube from Dubai to Fujairah will help slash travel time to an incredible 10 minutes.

There were 67 teams which took part in the 48-hour Build Earth Live 2016 competition hosted by Dubai, out of which the six finalists were shortlisted.

The organisers, in a statement, said: “Mobius was ranked first among the finalists after the panel evaluated the projects from several perspectives, including their technical and economic aspects, as well as their actual ability to reinvent the high-speed transportation sector for passengers and cargo alike. The panel also evaluated the degree of safety and security that the projects provide, as well their efficiency and sustainability.”

“Finalists had to provide designs for a parallel Hyperloop system — one for passengers, and another for cargo — that would eventually converge into one station at the finish line. Projects also had to include stations complete with spacious halls for passengers to board the trains.”

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