China will create two high-speed transport systems
The American company Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) has agreed with one of the local Chinese state-owned enterprises to establish a company that will build the country's first high-speed line of vacuum transportation. The object is to be built on the territory of Guizhou province (southern China).
"China holds a leading position in the world's longest high-speed rail over long distances. Now the Chinese authorities are looking for a more efficient method of transportation using Hyperloop technology "- quoted by Chinese media chairman HTT Bebop rowing.
According to row, a new type of high-speed transport of passengers and cargo transportation system will allow China to solve many urgent tasks. According to the announced plans, in the first phase it is planned to create a vacuum line length of 10 kilometers. In the future it is planned to extend. Will the 10-kilometer branch line to connect some important towns, is not specified.
Recall that the concept Hyperloop was proposed in 2012 by American entrepreneur Elon Musk. Its essence lies in the creation of high-speed closed system in which in a vacuum capsule will move the train, developing speed of more than 1,200 kilometers per hour. With the help of these technologies from Moscow to St. Petersburg, for example, it will be possible to reach in just 40 minutes. The technology see significant potential to impose competition air and rail transport, allowing fully modify the existing transport infrastructure in the world.
In addition Hyperloop Transportation Technologies agreement with one of China's pro-government companies was another American startup Arrivo, supervised by a former engineer at SpaceX Borgan Bembrogan and work in her former employees Hyperloop One. The Chinese company has decided to invest in the GTA Arrivo $ 1 billion.
Recall that the essence Arrivo project is to equip the existing infrastructure of roads public two additional lanes that are separate from the main flow. As is the case with Hyperloop special vehicles will move within a closed system. Through the use of maglev technology movement in Arrivo lines will be carried out at a speed of 320 kilometers per hour.
As Bloomberg reports, funding in the amount of $ 1 billion may be enough to build three branches Arrivo system length of about 15 kilometers. With the successful implementation of the project such a transport system can find the interest of more investors, says the publication.