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UMD team takes on the future of transportation in Baltimore and beyond

UMD team takes on the future of transportation in Baltimore and beyond

Tomorrow, we have a shot at shaping the future of transportation in Baltimore. We designed and built a levitating “pod,” which we will send hurtling through a one-mile tube — all the while putting the idea of “bullet trains” and open-air “maglevs” to shame.

We are a team of more than 40 physics, engineering, computer science, graphic design, business and communication students at the University of Maryland. We go by the name UMD Loop (www.umdloop.com), and we are competing against 23 teams from around the globe for the top spot in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition.

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