Guadaloop

A Hyperloop Powered by Air

 

Guadaloop is a diverse group of men and women disrupting the current transportation ecosystem. We invented a Hyperloop pod that levitates using air bearing technology. Our solution is an energy efficient, cost-effective alternative to how we move goods and people.

 
 

What if you could get 2.64 years of your life back?


Driving is a full time job (literally). Americans spend 293 hours on the road each year, meaning, the average american will spend 2.64 years behind the wheel in their lifetime. If time is money, the hyperloop pays you to move faster.

Besides wasting time, Americans consume 143.43 billion gallons of gasoline a year on average.

We are building a system that will allow you to travel from L.A to San Francisco or Austin to Dallas in 25 minutes without using any gasoline.

Sound impossible? Read on...

 

Ready. Set. Race.

On the weekend of August 25th, Texas Guadaloop will compete in the Hyperloop Pod Competition II held at the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, CA along with 24 teams from around the world. 

The challenge? Who can build the fastest pod.

 

how it works

We use air-bearings to levitate. Most pods use magnetic levitation which is expensive and energy draining. We aim to revolutionize the way we move people and goods in a sustainable way that does not come at a  huge cost to the environment. 

How do air-bearings work? Think of an air hockey table reversed where air is being pumped out of the puck (our pod) instead of the table. We levitate and glide on air. Air bearings are ideal for Hyperloop transportation because air is one of the most abundant natural resources on earth.

The coolest thing? We've built and tested our pod. And it works.

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