It took less than a year for a Chinese hyperloop facility to complete its first test run after construction started on the project last April. Photo: China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC)
It took less than a year for a Chinese hyperloop facility to complete its first test run after construction started on the project last April. Photo: China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC)
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China’s hyperloop completes first test runs, pushing ahead in race for ultra-fast land transport

  • Pod travels at 50km/h (31mph) through vacuum tube at Chinese facility to check critical components and prepare for future experiments
  • The project aims to develop superconducting maglev trains that can carry passengers at speeds of 1,000km/h or more

It took less than a year for a Chinese hyperloop facility to complete its first test run after construction started on the project last April. Photo: China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC)
It took less than a year for a Chinese hyperloop facility to complete its first test run after construction started on the project last April. Photo: China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC)
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