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【China Daily】Forget about wheels: Tube ramps up speed

来源:中国日报  作者:外宣报道   编辑:梁碧波   日期:2018/6/29   点击数:509  

China is building a high-tech tube transportation system to test methods of carrying commuters and cargo at "ultrafast" speeds by scrapping the wheels and using magnetic levitation, a scientist said on Tuesday.

Similar to Elon Musk's hyperloop maglev model, the system will initially be tested at speeds of up to 1,500 km per hour, according to Zhang Weihua, a professor at Southwest Jiaotong University in Chengdu, Sichuan province, who spoke during a forum at the 2018 World Transport Convention in Beijing.

It will run inside a virtually air-free tube to reduce resistance. Once it has been completed - in less than three years, Zhang said - all kinds of ultrahigh-speed maglev transportation tests can be carried out, such as high-and low-temperature superconducting maglevs.


来源:中国日报6月20日http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2018-06/20/content_36416886.htm