Meijer Delivers Future of Transportation

Meijer Delivers “Future of Transportation” to SpaceX Competition. Meijer fleet helps U of M student team transport 400-pound Hyperloop pod to international competition.

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    Part of the U of M Hyperloop Team with faculty advisor Michael Umbriak (Front Row) and Meijer Logistics Manager Chris Schomberg (Back Row)

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    Part of the U of M Hyperloop Team with faculty advisor Michael Umbriak (Front Row) and Meijer Logistics Manager Chris Schomberg (Back Row) in front of the specially-wrapped refigerated Meijer truck that will transport the 400-pound "Hyperloop Pod" to Hawthorne, Calif for SpceX's third Hyperloop Pod Competition.

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    U of M Hyperloop Team finalizing last minute details after dedicating thousands of hours into the project since Semptember 2017. The 55-student team researched and executed a design that included continual testing and verification for the components and systems that make up the pod. 

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    Loading the 400-pound "Hyperloop Pod" on to the specially-wrapped and refrigerated Meijer truck that completed a 2,300-mile trek to the SpaceX campus in Hawthorne, Calif. for the July 22 competition. 

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    Meijer fleet team leaving the U of M Hyperloop lab in the specially-wrapped and refrigerated truck to begin the 2,300-mile journey to SpaceX in Hawthorne, Calif.

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    Meijer truck arriving at SpaceX in Hawthorne, Calif. to deliver the 400-pound U of M "Hyperloop Pod" for the July 22 competition against 18 university teams from around the world in the third SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition.

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