Texas Guadaloop is aiming to disrupt the current transportation system by utilizing air bearing technology to provide a high speed, feasible alternative to how we move goods and people.
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, that's a huge problem. We think we have a solution.
Ready. Set. Race.
Texas Guadaloop is in the second build stage competition with Space X to test out Elon Musks Hyperloop technology. The competition is held on August 26th at their headquarters in LA and consists of 24 teams from around the world. This technology has the potential to change the way we view the movement of people and goods and Texas Guadaloop is the only team building it in a feasible, cost effective way.
Real world levitation without the magic
Most pods are levitated using MagLevs, which is a fancy tech term for big magnets. The magnets work but are expensive and unrealistic if we are to revolutionize the way we move people and goods.
That's why Texas Guadaloop is utilizing air bearings. Think of an air hockey table but rather than air being pumping out of the table, it's being pumped out of the puck (our pod). Air bearings are ideal for Hyperloop transportation because it relies on one of the most abundant natural resources on earth: air.
The coolest thing? We've built and tested our pod. And it works.