With Hyperloop, Istanbul Becomes Ankara 25 Minutes

Saudi Arabia agreed for hyperloop train
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Hyperloop was included in the ITU team from Turkey. When the project is realized, the distance between Istanbul and Ankara, which takes 1 hour even by plane, will be reduced to 25 minutes.

Students of Istanbul Technical University (ITU) who made it to the finals in the competition held for the high-speed land vehicle 'Hyperloop', the new project of the famous entrepreneur Elon Musk, the chief architect and company partner of the team that developed the electric car Tesla, will be in America He presented his projects. ITU Sci-X Hyperloop Pod design team, which was among the best 200 projects in the competition attended by 124 teams worldwide, explained the details of their projects to the world's leading scientists at the 'SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition Weekend in Houston Texas. When the project is implemented, the distance between Istanbul and Ankara will be reduced to 25 minutes.


Hyperloop, which radically changed the speed and safety of public transportation, is planned to be operational in many countries, especially in the USA, in 2018. When the project is implemented, passengers will be able to travel between Istanbul and Ankara in 5 minutes, which takes an average of 25 hours by road today. The project, which was first announced to the public in 2013 by Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Motor companies, consists of aluminum pipes placed on columns at intervals ranging from 450 to 900 meters and capsules moving inside them. When SpaceX announced this project, the fact that it would not be patented and that it would be completely open source increased interest in the project. Teams appeared before the jury within the scope of “SpaceX Design Weekend” between January 29-30, 2016 in SpaceX's competition to encourage students to innovation. The pod designs selected as a result of the evaluation will first go through various tests in the upcoming period, and then production will be carried out. These pods, produced on a 2016-kilometer private track prepared in California in June 1.6, will be tested.


Stating that Zorlu Holding is also a sponsor of the leadership school Young Guru Academy (YGA), Zorlu Holding CEO Ömer Yüngül noted that both young people were given leadership training and that angel investors met with opinion owners. Pointing out that Zorlu Holding also supports various projects as an angel investor, Yüngül said: “We have a project from YGA. On building solar panels on dams. We sponsored this project 100 percent. We will put these panels on Tercan Dam, which belongs to our group, next June. This project is a product of the angel investor model. "


Not leaving ITU students alone in the presentation in the USA, Zorlu Holding CEO Ömer Yüngül said that Zorlu Holding provides unlimited financial and moral support to activities in this field. Saying, “Everyone from the top boss to the employees at every level of the organization has the idea of ​​'what and how I can do better', 'what and how can I improve it further'”, Mr. Yüngül said that his proposal to support ITU students was both a member of the Vestel Beyaz Eşya Board He stated that he came from Şule Zorlu Cümbüş and the corporate communication department and that he accepted it without hesitation. Pointing out that R&D is a priority area for them, Yüngül said, “Whatever is needed is spent in order not to limit the work on this subject. For example, we have been working on hydrogen energy for 18 years. We currently have a tremendous amount of information on this subject. Likewise, we have been researching and producing unmanned aerial vehicles for 12 years. Likewise, we have investments of 450 million dollars in this field for our research on nickel mine. We do not have an expectation that a positive result will be obtained from every study. We are getting important results from our failures. In summary, there is no limit for us in R&D ”.


Ömer Yüngül drew attention to the fact that Zorlu Group has important activities in technology in every field it operates, especially Vestel, and therefore is in close cooperation with TÜBİTAK. Saying that TÜBİTAK has entered a much more active period in recent years and this can be further developed, Yüngül said, “It is possible to make a big difference in the functioning of TÜBİTAK. For example, on-site support can be given to speed up the process ”.

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