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Sep 1, 2022

China’s new “sky train” floats under an elevated track, using magnets and AI

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

The 2,600-foot-long experimental rail is located in Southern China. A typical maglev train glides above its track, supported by magnetic repulsion and propelled by a linear motor. This one, however, moves underneath its track at a speed of 50 mph. It operates about 32 feet above the ground and makes no physical contact with the rail.

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After some test runs, local authorities said the line could even increase to 4.7 miles and its top operational speed can reach 75 mph.