Tanay Manjrekar, a Pune-based power electronics specialist at Virgin Hyperloop, became the first Indian to travel inside a hyperloop pod. Hyperloop is a futuristic mode of transport for passengers and goods. It involves propelling small pods in sealed, low-pressure tubes to speeds upwards of 1,000km/hr. Manjrekar was part of the team that developed the pod and became one of the first humans to have tested it. During the test, he led the team that looked into the technical implementation of power and electronics systems, which are used for propulsion, levitation and guidance.
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