A prototype magnetic levitation train developed with high-temperature superconducting maglev technology is launched in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on Wednesday. Photo: AFP A prototype magnetic levitation train developed with high-temperature superconducting maglev technology is launched in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
A prototype magnetic levitation train developed with high-temperature superconducting maglev technology is launched in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Is this Chinese prototype the shape of maglev train tech to come?

  • Researchers at a university in southwestern China say their approach could mean superfast but cheap travel
  • They say they have found a way to keep costs down and a commercially viable product could be at most six years away

Topic |   China technology
A prototype magnetic levitation train developed with high-temperature superconducting maglev technology is launched in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on Wednesday. Photo: AFP A prototype magnetic levitation train developed with high-temperature superconducting maglev technology is launched in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
A prototype magnetic levitation train developed with high-temperature superconducting maglev technology is launched in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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