C2 GIKI: A talented and passionate Pakistani team is participating in SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Design competition. This time a joint consortium of Pakistani universities including LUMS, PIEAS,GIKI, NUST to participate in SpaceX Hyperloop Competition.
This year Team Pakistan if qualify, they get to present their idea in front of SpaceX engineers after which Team Pakistan will be able to build its pod and race it at SpaceX headquarters at Hawthorne, California, USA in the summer 2017.
The initial qualification is a huge thing in its self since this year even more teams have applied and the competition has sky rocketed. Although, Team Pakistan do not have an official status as of yet but they think they are the only team from Pakistan to have made the cut.
Ali Mannan Tirmizi from LUMS (Team member) stated that, “Our team has come up with the design and is currently running simulations and tests, all the while improving its many aspects. We are looking for potential sponsors who can partner with us shape the future of travel, by financially backing the construction of the pod.”
We are also looking for media partners to raise awareness about the hyperloop movement and highlighting Pakistans part in the process”, he further added.
Team Pakistan is mentored by Dr. Muhammad Sabieh Anwar who is an Associate Professor at the Physics Department at the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering, Lahore University of Management Sciences.