Super high-speed rail hit the highest test speed: 310 km / h


Super loop One, a super high-speed rail project, announced yesterday that it had a "second-stage" test of its super-high-speed rail system on July 29, the speed test.

In the test, Hyper loop One's prototype cabin in the Nevada desert 500 meters long test pipeline which reached 192 miles / hour (about 310 km / h) the highest speed, and then slide to stop. The company said it has set the highest test speed so far.

According to Hyper loop One, almost vacuum pipes are decompressed to an equivalent pressure of 200,000 feet above sea level. The pods, known as XP-1, are slid on the track in a magnetic levitation to minimize aerodynamic drag and theoretically allow a maximum speed of 760 miles per hour.

Hyper loop One's film shows the company's employees, using a large 10-wheeled push car to load the pod in the pipeline, the pod is 28 feet long and the structure consists of aluminum and carbon fiber, which looks like a futuristic vehicle.

In May this year, Hyper loop One for its super high-speed rail system for the "first stage" test. At that time, it completed the super high-speed rail of the first "full vacuum conditions" test. The maximum speed on the vacuum runway is only 70 miles per hour (about 113 km / h).

Compared with the previous test, this test, the pod running distance increased 4.5 times, 2.7 times the speed increase, horsepower 3.5 times, outside the pod and the entire pipeline are installed in the camera, which has been a lot of shooting within the pipeline Photo.

Hyper loop One said that in the next phase of the test, the goal is to increase the speed to 250 miles / hour (about 402 km / h). After the official operation of the future, the speed of super high-speed rail can reach 500 miles / hour (about 805 km / h).