China continues building new stuff while the US keeps bombing 3rd world countries.
Trump isn’t really a war dog... he just likes Looking powerful...military parades...Etc...
I suspect that this tech - whether in China, in the USA or in Europe - would be bogged down with securit protocols, i.e. it would be just as time consuming to check the passengers before boarding the train as it is now boarding a plane. So they should include security clearance times for the train in the travel time. After all, blowing up a bomb in a high-speed train in vacuum would most likely kill everybody on the train (1000 people?) and cause enormous economic damage. If you blow up a small bomb in a (slow) train you basically "only" kill the people in the car. The tracks are most likely not damaged... Evacuation is easy, just stop the train and people can get out through the doors and windows. Not so much a 1000 km/h train in a vacuum tube...
They could solve those issues if they wanted to. For example, they can isolate incidents by having a large spacing between cars and having crumple zones on either side. As for the vacuum .. as astronaut Jim Leblanc found out in 1966 .. humans can survive in total vacuum for at least 30 seconds. They could probably save most people if they can work out emergency repressurization to occur in 15 seconds (they dont need it to get to one bar in 15 seconds .. if they get it to mount everest level pressure by 15 seconds that may be sufficient.) They can have giant doors that close to isolate 100 meter sections to enable re[ressurization.
Not a problem. China is extremely efficient at facial, gait and other recognition and pre-screen train/plane ticket buyers based on criminal background checks and social credit scores (this also includes medical records, e.g., if said citizen is on specific NSAIDs etc). It is a very efficient way of making sure only "good citizens" take the train/plane. The last barrier of defense is, if a pre-approved good citizen suddenly gets a psychotic break, to deploy state of the art backscatter and other detection tech at the "gate". And this security check is also very efficient. The biggest risk are the foreigners. But, even that is pretty well mitigated. China will screen (electronically of course) all your social media posts, bank statements, tax returns, browser histories etc that can be tied to you (you enter your home address passport etc). Most individuals operate like an open book.
Sounds great the faster the better. Planes require petroleum, I wonder if there is any equivalence of fuel consumption vs. km traveled between trains and planes. If the trains were powered by electricity generated by nuclear, wind ,solar, or hydro then the health benefits of clean travel out way the time savings.
The energy requirements for traveling at 1000 kmh is significantly less for the train because it is traveling in vacuum. Depending on the amount of vacuum they achieve.
High speed rail won''t happen in American unless it gets stupid cheap or the population density goes way up.
There''s plenty of areas in the US that have high population density.
If there was a real market it for it someone would build it. In America, you are more likely to get high speed automated vehicles (ground, air and hyper-loop) to take individual parties to individual destinations instead of mass transit.
No one is going to care about highspeed trains when autonomous self driving cars becomes the norm... You could easily take a nap in the back seat and wake up in the morning at your destination if your car can drive for you... It’s only a matter of time before the standard car starts looking like a limo... think about... you get rid of the front seat and stealing wheel...you put one bench seat facing backwards and one Bench seat facing forwards with a table in the middle... it’s like riding on a train... you remove the table it folds down to becomes a bed... meanwhile your car does the driving for you
German Transrapid maglev tech used to create the Shanghai line, of course. I don''t think the Germans forgot about China stiffing them on that project...
They not only stiffed the Germans, they also transferred the technology to them for making maglev trains locally in China...because it’s better than making no money at all...
Cry me a river. Chinese scientists and engineers are very capable. These new systems are innovative. Next thing I''ll be hearing that the concept of a train is copied by the Chinese. The reality is that both industrial and scientific capabilities of the Chinese are now on par or better than that of the competition. Live with it! I am not Chinese, but look around your local high schools and universities, you''ll find that Chinese students are over represented compared to their numbers in the local population. This is your answer, like it or not.
If only they had “transfer transit” tech...then we could all stay home and float like jello...