AMPLEXOR is sponsoring the Swissloop team, the leading ETH Zurich project for the Elon Musk Hyperloop Competition. As a part of the continued commitment and passion for innovation and technological development, AMPLEXOR has partnered with the motivated students from EHT Zurich to change the future of transportation.
SpaceX, the company which is known for making human journeys to Mars a reality, is not only focused on the interplanetary travels but also on easing and speeding journeys on our own planet Earth. Hyperloop, the successful concept launched by SpaceX, is a high speed transportation system ready to accelerate the average journeys on more than 400km/h achieving velocities of up to 1,200 km/h. In order to stimulate the realization of this concept, Elon Musk introduced the “Hyperloop Pod Competition”, a place where teams from all over the world can promote and develop their ideas, in order to find the most efficient and fastest vehicle.
The Swissloop sponsored by AMPLEXOR involves students of the ETH and other Swiss universities and presents itself as one of the most promising candidates. The team already made a strong impression by achieving the third place out of 1,200 participants in 2017. The vehicle (pod) with the name of “Escher” was developed for the competition and it demonstrated its superiority with regard to 1.200 other competitor teams. Not only were they the only team to employ such a technology in this competition – a cold gas propulsion system similar to the ones used in rockets and an aerodynamic carbon fiber hull – but they were also recognized for the certification of their propulsion system by SpaceX themselves.
For the next competition, Swissloop is raising the stakes even higher to convince SpaceX with an electrical propulsion system. This should become of great importance with respect to renewable energies and their high-tech future that is on our very doorstep.
Independent of the outcome of the third and last part of the Hyperloop competition, Swissloop is planning to continue with their successful project, in order to develop the fastest means of transportation of the future.
Elon Musk’s vision of an enhanced high-tech future is bringing AMPLEXOR and Swissloop together. While Swissloop believes in making ground transportation the fastest modes of travelling through innovation, AMPLEXOR is pursuing the vision via digital means with Augmented Reality, Machine Translation and Digital Customer Experience, in order to optimize everyday work and processes.
The maintenance with AR assistance empowers the technicians to perform the required quality assurance without any extensive experience or knowledge. Machine Translation is paving a way to the fast localization of content and international access to markets for enterprises. AMPLEXOR Digital Customer Experience solutions streamline processes through digital tools, implementing state-of-the-art experience tailored to the user.
The collaboration of Swissloop and AMPLEXOR points towards a cutting-edge and high-tech future: time as a most valuable resource, innovation and environmentally conscious acting – being the main characteristics of a realistic and sophisticated future.
Gilberto Picareta is Manager for Strategic Accounts and Technology Evangelist at AMPLEXOR based in Zurich. His focus lies in listening and understanding the client requirements and drawing in the AMPLEXOR network to provide fitted solutions. As a digital native and with a background in business & finance, he consults companies on successfully unifying the worlds of IT and business.