Maglev car tested in China It flies at a height
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Maglev car tested in China: It flies at a height of 35 mm over the highway

Testing magnetic levitation technology for use in vehicles in China successfully tested a 2.8-tonne vehicle that can ‘levitate’ 35mm above the surface of a highway. According to the Xinhua News Agency, the experiment took place in the province of Jiangsu in the east of the country.

    Image source: JSTV

Image source: JSTV

Developed by Southwestern Jiaotong University of Chengdu, the car is a modernized vintage car. To ensure levitation, a chain of permanent magnets was installed, and the road was equipped with a special conductor track to ensure the levitation effect.

According to Professor Deng Zigang, maglev technology will receive increased attention in the hope that it will save energy and increase the available range of cars in the future.

Another road test was conducted on the same day at a speed of 200 km/h. Eight cars were tested on the 7.9-kilometer section, five of them using new energy sources, with a top speed of almost 230 km/h.

It is known that the tests are organized by the provincial authorities and aim to evaluate the possible design of future roads and safety measures when driving at high speeds.

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