On January 13, in the Chinese city of Chengdu, tests began on the world's first engineering prototype of a high-temperature superconducting suspension for a magnetic levitation train.
According to engineers from Sichuan province, the magnetic circuit under test uses new technologies and methods, thanks to which the design speed of the vehicle can reach 620 km / h.
These include: a lightweight carbon fiber body, a low-resistance locomotive, and a heavy-duty superconducting line that is capable of work effectively at higher temperatures.
During the tests, the Maglev is expected to set a new speed record for rail transport operating in open conditions.
In the future, the designers plan to integrate the system into a network of forevacuum tunnels to create an analogue of Hyperloop.
Recall that last year in China, they successfully tested a prototype of a magnetic levitation train that accelerates to 600 km / h.