We blogged earlier about us partnering with and supplying a gaussmeter and Hall probe to Virginia Tech students competing in the Hyperloop pod design competition. As a follow-up, last week, the Vhyper team unveiled their pod prototype at the university. This video from the event goes into some detail about the pod design (at about the 10:00 mark, the magnetic suspension of their design is explained).
We also learned that the SpaceX sponsored competition will now occur in January at a test track being constructed by the company in California. Also announced last week, Virginia Tech will be building a Hyperloop test track of its own. This track, the first of its kind on the East Coast, is part of a broader effort of Virginia Tech to “emphasize intelligent infrastructure,” the university said.