Team Mobius on Tuesday has won the Dubai hyperloop competition to design a prototype for a hyperloop traveling between Dubai and Fujairah in 10 minutes.

The 20-member French team, created by global firm Systra, fended off the challenge from five other teams and got the nod from a panel of international judges gathered here for the Dubai International Hyperloop Competition.

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.

The winner was announced at an event hosted by Dubai Future Foundation and organised by partners Asite, at the Emirates Towers, Dubai.

Design concept

Team Mobius got the top marks for the design concept for their prototype of the Hyperloop, which features a futuristic subsonic propulsion tube that can shuttle passengers at speeds of up to 1,200km/h.

The multibillion dollar, 127-kilometre-long commuter tube from Dubai to Fujairah will help slash travel time to an incredible 10 minutes.

There were 67 teams which took part in the 48-hour Build Earth Live 2016 competition hosted by Dubai, out of which the six finalists were shortlisted. More info