While magnetic-levitation (mag-lev
) railways may be the transportation of the future being of capable of shortening travel potentially from Manila to Legaspi City to 30 minutes given China's mag-lev
breakthroughs, regular railways have reached their levels of obsolescence and inefficiency.
Manufacturing and Free Enterprise Activity: Mag-Lev
The anticipation is that the so-called Eagle-360 would be used in conjunction with a number of other emerging vehicle technologies, including autonomous systems that would aid with positioning and allow a mag-lev
vehicle to move sideways on its tyres without re-angling its chassis.
It is a mag-lev
train that floats and moves 8mm above the railroad track - providing a comfortable, noiseless and eco-friendly ride.
Two commercial applications of the technology exist, one being in Shanghai, where a mag-lev
train rockets 19 miles at maximum speeds of 268 mph.
Successful companies currently located at NETPark include Durham University spin-out Kromek, Ithaka Life Sciences and Durham Mag-Lev
, which was the brainchild of scientists at Durham University and is based at the NETPark Incubator in Sedgefield, has developed technology which can magnetically levitate vehicles when being tested aerodynamically in wind tunnels.
The governor was also very impressed with the mag-lev
train that took him 18 miles from downtown Shanghai to the airport in about seven minutes.
Dear Editor, - As the debate on street-running trams continues, readers might forget that Birmingham led the world with the first commercial Mag-lev
rail system, which served our airport from 1984 to 1995.
Bangalore is one of the more modern cities in India, but by comparison, Shanghai--a key rival--looks like it belongs on a futuristic planet, with its mag-lev
elevated railway, efficient subway system, new international airport, steady power supplies and well-engineered roads and bridges.
Where will you soon be able to ride the 19 miles from city center to a brand new international airport in 8 minutes (at 267 miles per hour on a mag-lev