Engineers introduced the concept of a “flying” trainDecember 2, 2019
Airplanes cannot be called an environmentally friendly mode of transport, but railroad construction opportunities are often limited. Manyone introduced the original alternative to both modes of transport. An unusual concept suggests using a futuristic system of magnetic rings instead of traditional rails, through which the train will literally fly over any terrain.
As conceived by the developers, the AeroSlide train will move through the rings mounted on special supports without touching the ground. It is assumed that a 250-meter train will be able to reach speeds of up to 800 kilometers per hour exclusively using electromagnetic fields. To reduce the weight of the train, the authors of the project propose the use of helium tanks.
Manyone also calculated the theoretical route that AeroSlide will take. It passes through 41 cities of Europe, Asia and Africa. Representatives of the company said that in the future, such transport will be able to deliver passengers from Moscow to Shanghai in 10 hours.
At the same time, it is not yet possible to cross the ocean or at least get from Vladivostok to Japan in this way. In addition, the complex is not able to make sharp turns: even if you replace the rings with ellipses, you can deviate from the original direction by only 4 ° per 2 km, which is comparable to the limitations of conventional high-speed trains.
Inside AeroSlide, it is planned to equip not only personal rooms for passengers, but also open lounges with treadmills, a restaurant and other amenities. Manyone representatives noted that in the future, trips on AeroSlide and similar modes of transport may become cheaper than on an airplane, although abandoning aircraft completely will not work out yet.
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