Albright is proud and excited to be providing the contactors to be used in the Avishkar Hyperloop being designed and built by the IIT Madras (Indian Institute of Technology, Madras).
Some of you may be familiar with Elon Musk and specifically what he terms the ‘5th form of transport’ after Planes, Trains, Automobiles and Boats. In brief the Hyperloop involves a small pod running in an enclosed low pressure tunnel allowing extreme speeds approaching Mach 1. The small size and contained nature of the Hyperloop concept means this can be brought to the heart of cities making intercity links far faster than by rail, air, or road and full scale hyperloops are now being proposed for many cities around the world.
The Avishkar Hyperloop is one of just 21 proposals that will compete for the Space X Hyperloop Pod Competition in July of 2019.