In China, A Hyperloop Competitor Wants to Create 4000 km/h

China could still get a network of Hyperloop routes ahead of the rest of the world. Media reports show a concept that is to be used for short, medium and long distances – for passengers and freight and at speeds of more than 4000 kilometers per hour.

The Chinese Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation, as reported by The Register, citing Chinese media, is planning to use magnetic levitation trains in vacuum tubes that are going to the whole country. On short distances between cities speeds of 1000, on medium distances between conurbations 2000 and on long distances and with cargo loads even 4000 kilometers per hour are to be reached.

The consortium behind the concept has, according to own data, more than 200 patents with which the plans are to be implemented. For the energy supply of the network, the tubes should also be covered with solar cells on the upper side – China’s ow

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China could still get a network of Hyperloop routes ahead of the rest of the world. Media reports show a concept that is to be used for short, medium and long distances – for passengers and freight and at speeds of more than 4000 kilometers per hour.

The Chinese Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation, as reported by The Register, citing Chinese media, is planning to use magnetic levitation trains in vacuum tubes that are going to the whole country. On short distances between cities speeds of 1000, on medium distances between conurbations 2000 and on long distances and with cargo loads even 4000 kilometers per hour are to be reached.

The consortium behind the concept has, according to own data, more than 200 patents with which the plans are to be implemented. For the energy supply of the network, the tubes should also be covered with solar cells on the upper side – China’s own Hyperloop could even be neutralized in combination with nuclear power plants.

The cost of such a stretching net would be immense. Many conventional railroad lines in China are, for this reason, only laid on a single track in the mountain regions and are therefore heavily utilized. Train rides from one to the other end of the country can take several days. Nevertheless, the construction of a Hyperloop could actually take place for political reasons: the Lhasa railway to Tibet has also cost the People’s Republic a lot.

Whether the technical requirements for such a project exist is doubtful. Recently, teams from all over the world had taken test drives with sledges at the Hyperloop competition in Nevada. The record was set by a team from Munich with a speed of 324 kilometers per hour, far from the 4000 kilometers per hour postulated in China.

In Shanghai, however, the Transrapid, developed in Germany, has been operating as a magnetic levitation train with proven technology for more than a decade.

The Hyperloop is India’s Hope For a Better Transport Network

Between the Indian cities of Amaravati and Vijaywada, a Hyperloop could go in the not too distant future. At least, the government and the Hyperloop Transportation Technologies company signed a declaration of intent.

A Hyperloop route between two cities in the Indian state of Andha Pradesh is a first step towards establishing the region as a tech location. The project is to create around 2,500 jobs and start in October, as reported by TechCrunch. Then a test starts, which should check the feasibility of the project. A total of six months are estimated for this.

The second phase is the actual construction phase of the Hyperloop section. Private investors largely finance the work. Until the route is ready to go, it would probably take years.

The route is to create the core of a significantly better network of connections in India, which so far has a

Between the Indian cities of Amaravati and Vijaywada, a Hyperloop could go in the not too distant future. At least, the government and the Hyperloop Transportation Technologies company signed a declaration of intent.

A Hyperloop route between two cities in the Indian state of Andha Pradesh is a first step towards establishing the region as a tech location. The project is to create around 2,500 jobs and start in October, as reported by TechCrunch. Then a test starts, which should check the feasibility of the project. A total of six months are estimated for this.

The second phase is the actual construction phase of the Hyperloop section. Private investors largely finance the work. Until the route is ready to go, it would probably take years.

The route is to create the core of a significantly better network of connections in India, which so far has a poor transport system. For the drive of the straight 42.8 kilometers, you need with the car currently still over 70 minutes. With the Hyperloop, this will be achievable in six minutes.

However, a conventional train track would also be much faster than the previous roads – and the Hyperloop is currently only a short test track in Nevada and first attempts with floating capsules still a real future technology without any final proof of feasibility and economy on a grand scale.

Another project reveals the fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is serious about modernization: Next week, Modi and his Japanese colleague, Shinzo Abe, will lay the foundations for another project: a Japanese high-speed train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad will be put into operation. So far, the 500-kilometer-long route lasts seven hours, with the new express train only two.

The Federal Government of Germany is also interested in business with India and is financing a feasibility study of a high-speed train from the South Indian metropolis of Chennai to Mysore. In the case of the billions of billions, the question arises whether a general overhaul of the public transport system might not be more cost-effective.

Elon Musk Will Create His Own Hyperloop

Elon Musk gave the idea of Hyperloop a few years ago, but chose, for some reason, decided not to get involved in the direct development of transportation – instead, two startups stood out: Hyperloop One and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT). Now, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX decided to play the game.

According to Bloomberg, a statement issued by the Boring Company of Musk stated that the intention is “to accelerate the development of this technology as soon as

Elon Musk gave the idea of Hyperloop a few years ago, but chose, for some reason, decided not to get involved in the direct development of transportation – instead, two startups stood out: Hyperloop One and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT). Now, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX decided to play the game.

According to Bloomberg, a statement issued by the Boring Company of Musk stated that the intention is “to accelerate the development of this technology as soon as possible”. The document also says that Elon will continue to support those who want to develop a Hyperloop, but that these companies need to be “reliable” or lose the license to use the name – which is currently owned by SpaceX.

The announcement was made after the executive announced that he had tacitly negotiated with the US government on the construction of a stretch for Hyperloop between New York and Washington to be made by the Boring Company, but nothing more concrete was disclosed.

The motivation for changing the idea is also striking: it is well known that Musk is extremely focused on execution and perhaps the pace of development of current startups is not in line with his expectations.

The First Test Track of Hyperloop One is Ready

Hyperloop One has completed its first closed-end test track, the DevLoop, in the desert near Las Vegas, Nevada. As a result, the development of the high-speed transport system in vacuum boilers will move into the next phase.

At the same time, the company announced the next steps of the design contest Hyperloop Global Challenge in the USA, where the first possible routes will be explored.

As the company is writing a press release, the DevLoop is now fully assembled and thus the first test track with the length of 500 meters, on which future prototypes of capsules can be used.

This allows the development of the magnetically floating rail vehicles to be advanced in the desert at Las Vegas – after an initial test of the outdoor engine systems last year, an important next step.

The routes proposed for the US in the course of the Hyperloop Global Challenge in

Hyperloop One has completed its first closed-end test track, the DevLoop, in the desert near Las Vegas, Nevada. As a result, the development of the high-speed transport system in vacuum boilers will move into the next phase.

At the same time, the company announced the next steps of the design contest Hyperloop Global Challenge in the USA, where the first possible routes will be explored.

As the company is writing a press release, the DevLoop is now fully assembled and thus the first test track with the length of 500 meters, on which future prototypes of capsules can be used.

This allows the development of the magnetically floating rail vehicles to be advanced in the desert at Las Vegas – after an initial test of the outdoor engine systems last year, an important next step.

The routes proposed for the US in the course of the Hyperloop Global Challenge involve not only teams of planners, but sometimes even employees of state traffic authorities.

The longest would have a distance of 1152 miles from Cheyenne to Houston and would shorten transport times of 17 hours on the road to about an hour and 45 minutes. Until the time comes, however, it is likely that this will continue for years to decades – if the concept proves to be viable and economic at all.

The announcement of the test track construction in January is now underway as planned. The concept of super-rapid magnetic levitation paths in vacuum tubes has met with more and more resonance since the kickoff of Elon Musk in 2013 worldwide.

Even Lufthansa and DB are showing interest in the possibility of people and goods to bring faster and cheaper than by plane from A to B. Especially on the middle course, a well-developed tube system would probably be far superior to all previous transport means.