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    Public Train that goes 620+ mph

    South Korea, Dubai, Elon Musk and the USA are all developing 'hyperlink' transportation.


    The train that will travel at the SPEED OF SOUND: South Korea developing public transport capable of hitting 620mph

    Seoul officials hope mode of transport will be able to travel more than 620mph
    Train would operate in a low-pressure environment using a 'hyper-tube format'
    It could double the speed of magnetic levitation trains - currently the fastest in the world

    By JULIAN ROBINSON FOR MAILONLINE
    PUBLISHED: 14:59 GMT, 18 January 2017

    South Korea wants to create an 'ultra-fast' train it hopes will be able to carry passengers at almost the speed of sound.



    Officials in the capital Seoul hope the near-supersonic mode of transport will be able to travel more than 620mph - drastically reducing journey times in the country.

    It would operate inside a 'low-pressure tube' and, if development proves successful, could travel along at twice the speed of magnetic levitation trains - currently the fastest in the world capable of reaching 268mph.



    South Korea wants to create an 'ultra-fast' train it hopes will be able to carry passengers at almost the speed of sound

    According to the Korea Times, the train will almost reach the speed of sound just over - 767mph.

    The Korea Railroad Research Institute said: 'We hope to create an ultra-fast train, which will travel inside a state-of-the-art low-pressure tube at lightning speeds, in the not-too-distant future.

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    'To that end, we will cooperate with associated institutes as well as Hanyang University to check the viability of various related technologies called the hyper-tube format over the next three years.'

    'Many countries such as the United States, Canada, and China are competing to take the lead in this futuristic technology and we will also try to preempt our global rivals.

    'The government has focused on interdisciplinary research and this will be the biggest effort we are working on to develop a representative future technology.'

    It comes months after it emerged that Hyperloop, a futuristic transit system that allows travellers to reach their destinations at high speeds, is coming a step closer to reality.

    ELON MUSK'S RADICAL VISION FOR A SUPER-FAST HYPERLOOP
    Hyperloop is a proposed method of travel that would transport people at 740mph (1,200km/h) between distant locations.

    It was unveiled by Elon Musk in 2013, who said it could take passengers the 380 miles (610km) from LA to San Francisco in 30 minutes - half the time it takes a plane.

    It is essentially a long tube that has had the air removed to create a vacuum.

    The cost of building a line from LA to San Francisco has previously been estimated at $16 billion (10 billion) - although critics say it would be nearer $100 billion (65 billion)

    The tube is suspended off the ground to protect against weather and earthquakes.

    Passengers would sit in either individual or group pods, which would then be accelerated with magnets.

    Capsules carrying six to eight people would depart every 30 seconds, with tickets costing around $20 (13) each way.

    The cost of building a line from LA to San Francisco has been estimated at $16 billion (10 billion) - although critics say it would be nearer $100 billion (65 billion).

    Los Angeles-based start-up Hyperloop One has started construction on a development that could potentially become the world's first Hyperloop transport system.

    The first tube of 'DevLoop', which looks set to become the first full Hyperloop system, has been successfully installed in a desert in North Las Vegas.

    Hyperloop is essentially a long tube that has had the air removed to create a vacuum. The tube is suspended off the ground to protect against weather and earthquakes.

    Earlier this month Dubai officials announced a deal with Hyperloop One to study the potential for building a line linking it to the Emirati capital of Abu Dhabi within the next five years.

    Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Hyperloop One are working along with engineering and architecture firms AECOM and Arup to introduce the world's first Hyperloop in Dubai.

    There are also hopes that the technology can be brought to Britain, with London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Liverpool among cities earmarked for the ultra fast links.



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    Good news is you won't feel a thing when it crashes!

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    Pointless when it takes you hours to get to the station because of traffic congestion. Sort out urban transport before spending billions on intercity.

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    Wonder what one of these would do to some moron in a Vigo pick up trying to beat the train over the tracks?

    ^ Is Korea that big that there's any need to go that fast anyway?

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    When they are all on the road to granny's house during "Chuesok," there is no movement, at all...It would certainly free-up the roads...

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    So basically the headline should be "Korea rips off Elon Musk's 2013 idea" and then this shit thread can die the death it deserves.

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    These futuristic scenarios are always let down by crappy conceptualisations dictated by stupid people.

    If it were to travel that fast then it evidently would be controlled by automation and without the need for humans in which case why the fuck do they have pretty windows and daft headlights on the front of the train which are of course totally redundant.

    Very poor realisation but typical of the bullshit "Dan Dare" mentality of PR dictated graphics

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    ^See your Dan Dare, and raise you a Mekon. -Slightly less plausible mode of transport.
    (Though head slightly smaller than yer average Korean bloke).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones
    Good news is you won't feel a thing when it crashes!
    lol too true.

    would one get vaporized in a vacuum like that?


    ...and when i read about this some time back, i wondered about security. gawd the threat of tampering with it would be freaking ginormous. or hacking the computers. or whatever. speeds like that would need a lot of convincing in regards to safety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    So basically the headline should be "Korea rips off Elon Musk's 2013 idea" and then this shit thread can die the death it deserves.
    Whatever works.

    The Wright Brothers stole their first flight from a guy.

    As Picasso said: A smart man copies, a genius steals.

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