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The Hyperloop and the possibility of traveling at transonic speeds is gaining more momentum as companies are developing full-scale transport systems. As the co-founder and advisor for Texas Guadaloop, a research group turned startup from The University of Texas at Austin, Vik Parthiba is working with a team of engineers to build the first Hyperloop Transport Vehicle that uses air as a source of levitation and friction-less movement, making transportation more cost-effective and efficient. Guadaloop’s design won the Innovation Award at the SpaceX-Hyperloop II in August 2017, and the team presented its updated designs at Competition III in July 2018. The team believes these enabling technologies will push the boundaries of transportation and bring the world closer together.


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Vik Parth

Vik Parth

Vik Parth was team captain of the MIT Hyperloop II team which placed 1st in the USA and 5th internationally for Elon Musk’s SpaceX-Hyperloop IV and The Boring Company. The Hyperloop II vehicle demonstrated the world’s first autonomous electric hovercraft for high-speed transport. Vik completed his graduate degree in the MIT Media Lab and previously cofounded the Texas Guadaloop hyperloop team in Austin, Texas. His work has been featured on MIT, Wired, TEDx, and The University of Texas at Austin.

   

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