French team wins Hyperloop design contest in Dubai

Team Mobius designed a prototype for a hyperloop train that can reduce travel time between Dubai and Fujairah to 10 minutes.
French team wins Hyperloop design contest in Dubai
(Image: Dubai Media Office)
By Staff writer
Wed 05 Oct 2016 11:31 AM

Team Mobius from France has been awarded the first prize at Dubai’s International Hyperloop Competition, which saw six teams compete to design a prototype for a hyperloop train that can reduce travel time between Dubai and Fujairah to 10 minutes.

The six finalists were selected from of 250 entries from 29 countries around the world, WAM reported.

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.

Saif Al Aleeli, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Future Foundation, said: “Announcing the first-place winner of the Hyperloop Competition is a milestone that makes evident our resolve to move forward with our plans to build the future today.

“The winning project was chosen by a highly qualified panel of experts and specialists in engineering and technology; it is one of the most innovative plans to build an integrated high-speed hyperloop transportation system that can travel from Dubai to Fujairah in a mere 10 minutes.”

"The first edition of Dubai’s International Hyperloop Competition has accomplished a great deal of success and commanded global attention. The contest attracted commendable international participation in a record period of time. This drive to participate in the challenge reflects Dubai’s positive international image as a world-leading platform to implement the planet’s most advanced technologies," he added.

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