SpaceX has gathered some of the brightest minds in the world to help with developing its Hyperloop project.
The Hyperloop Pod Design Competition was announced back in 2015, with designs from more than 100 teams being judged in early 2016. Now the final 30 teams battle it out in Hawthorn for the fastest and best designed prototypes.
Tim Hauser is the captain for the Technical University of Delft Team. The team is 1 of 30 finalists that have built hyperloop prototypes. The prototypes will be tested in a long tube along Jack Northrop Drive through Sunday. Hauser told KFI's Jo Kwon, "When in a tube there's almost no air resistance which makes it possible to travel faster. The Hyperloop could go 125 miles per hour if the tube was longer. Hauser says travel between Los Angeles to San Francisco would be "in just around 30 minutes."
It is the second major phase of a competition to help bring to life the dream travel concept developed by SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
SpaceX said on its website that it will host another Hyperloop competition this summer, open only to student groups.