We are seeing a lot of efforts being put into the modes of transportation and top speed records are being broken every now and then. However, this particular article talks about a record that has been broken by quite a margin.
Japan’s LO maglev train, which will become operational in 2027 has a top speed of 311 of Mph. But here’s what Japan’s LO maglev train wasn’t expecting to see; we have Dr. Deng Zigang from Southwest Jiatong University working on a high temperature Superconducting Magnetic Levitation Train or you can simply call it, a Super-Maglev train.
The prototype is a single car super maglev which is currently present at its test track and at first look, resembles a child’s toy that is bigger than usual. However, do not be fooled by the looks for this ain’t any child’s play. The whole setup has been made so as to achieve the optimum temperature throughout the motion and to obtain consistent speeds. The test track also allows the Doctor to take air out of the equation; hence, air resistance is turned to zero from the train’s set path.
As is with such advancements; tests sure are going at a slow pace, but even though that is the case simulations have supported the claim that the super-maglev will be able to attain speeds of at least 373 Mph. So what we are looking at is a top speed which is 62 Mph faster than what Japan has achieved so far or plans to do so. Dr. Zigang however stipulates that in ideal conditions, his train will be able to achieve a speed of 621 Mph. (Feeling the need for speed yet, are we?)
The only other train concept, which has claimed to achieve a speed higher than Dr. Zigang’s concept is the Elon Musk’s Hyperlook moonshot. But we sincerely hope that owing to the fact how Dr. Zigang has been putting effort into his project, that he will be able to build a train faster than Elon Musk one day. Fingers crossed!