MAKING IT HAPPEN.
In the fall of 2015, three graduate students from Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario set out to begin work on an exciting project of the design and development of a deployable wheel system for the SpaceX Hyperloop competition in January 2016 in Texas. With the addition of industry and faculty advisors and company sponsors, Ryerson’s International Hyperloop Team (RIHT) joined the “Subsystem Category” to compete against over 120 student teams from over 20 countries around the world.
Thriving through many elimination phases prior to the competition weekend, RIHT took home the
“Subsystem Innovation Award” from SpaceX, the only Canadian team to be awarded at the January
Our award winning team consisted of seven active graduate student team members and five industry and
DESIGNING THE NEXT STEP.
RIHT's Deployable Wheel System has been designed for use in low-speed and emergency travel conditions.
Inspired by a traditional trailing arm landing gear, the design has been developed for intense space constraints imposed by the size of the hyperloop pods.
The Hyperloop Deployable Wheel System (HDWS) is proposed as a space saving concept for wheel deployment that can be readily re-sized for many pods.
RIHT was proud display it's deployable wheel system at the SpaceX Hyperloop competition during January 27th-29th, 2017 in California.
We thank you for joining us on our journey to contribute towards the exciting development of the world’s 5th mode of transportation.