The Delft Hyperloop team at Delft University of Technology is one of 20 finalists selected to compete in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition 3 on 22 July 2018. The Hyperloop is a proposed method of high-speed transportation within near-vacuum tubes. With 99.9% of all the air removed, vehicles could theoretically attain speeds in excess of 1000 km/h. The concept has been championed by SpaceX founder Elon Musk, and is being developed on an open source basis by participants worldwide. This year’s challenge is to run a half-sized, self-propelled Hyperloop pod at maximum possible speed through a 1.2-km low-pressure tunnel next to SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California – while also braking at the end.