Dubai Future Foundation announced the beginning of the semi-finals of Dubai’s Hyperloop Design Competition, which will be taking place in Dubai in the first week of October.
The 65 finalists – shortlisted out of a pool of 250 applicants – were selected from international universities and specialized engineering firms from 26 countries around the world.
The goal of the competition is to design a Hyperloop prototype that will reduce travel time between Dubai and Fujairah to less than 10 minutes. Furthermore, the Foundation revealed the names of the members of the judging committee, who will evaluate the entries – based on technical and economic criteria – in both the semi-final and final stages of the competition.
Commenting on the event, Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), and member of the Board of Trustees of Dubai Future Foundation, confirmed that the Dubai’s Hyperloop Design Competition constitutes a global platform for shaping the future of the transportation sector, gathering the brightest minds from all around the world to invent avant-garde solutions capable of transforming transportation as we know it.
The innovations put forth in the competition also stand to affect the economy and the labor market, as well as the shipping and logistics sector, as they will enable the high-speed movement of people and goods over long distances and in record times.
Al Tayer added: “Despite the short notice period, Dubai’s Hyperloop Station Design Competition managed to attract more than 250 participations from 26 countries, including internationally renowned names in the academic sector, in addition to some of the largest design firms in the world. More info
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