Dubai Future Foundation establishes a Hyperloop contestNovember 26, 2018
Smart connected cities are the priority in the “Build Earth Live” Contest announced by the Dubai Future Foundation in September 2018. The contest specifically covers the design of the Hyperloop in Dubai, which would transport people from Dubai to Fujairah, a distance of over 105 kilometers (65 miles), in less than ten minutes.
In a release, H.E. Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of the UAE Cabinet Affairs and the Future, and Vice Chairman of Dubai Future Foundation, notes that Dubai is working to become “a global platform for innovative minds to come together to create futuristic solutions on issues of relevance to humanity” and to that end, “this contest is a great opportunity to explore innovative ideas in the smart transportation sector.”
The contest will run for 48 hours and will involve the latest in technology from over 100 participants composed of teams from different engineering and international scientific entities.