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See the Futuristic Pods That Could Change How We Travel

These designs won a SpaceX Hyperloop competition

More than 1,000 students gathered at Texas A&M University on the weekend to compete in SpaceX’s Hyperloop pod competition. The Hyperloop is a theoretical high-speed transit system in which people- or cargo-carrying pods would be loaded into giant low-pressure tubes and sucked along by a large fan at speeds approaching Mach 1.

Just 30 teams won the chance to test their designs on a California test track this summer. See some of the winning designs above.

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