they have started to test it in cars

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When we talk about magnetic levitation, we usually think of medium or high speed trains. It is proven that this technology can work very well in rail passenger transport systems, such as the Maglev or the Xingguo, which operate in China. Asians, however, they believe that magnetic levitation can also work in cars.

According to Xinhua, researchers at Southwest Jiaotong University managed to make cars weighing more than two tons “float” 35 millimeters above the ground by the action of a magnetic field. The test, carried out on a highway in Jiangsu province, was aimed at testing levitation technology and studying the design and safety measures for future highways.

Magnetic levitation also in cars

But how did they make the car levitate? Investigators were tasked with making modifications to both the vehicle and the road. On the one hand, installed a permanent magnet array at the bottom of the car. On the other hand, they temporarily set up (to later remove them) a series of conductor rails along little more than 8 kilometers of road.

During the tests, they explain in the aforementioned Chinese media, a total of eight cars were tested, including several electric vehicles. In initial tests, some cars reached speeds of 200 kilometers per hour, but later that same day, they raised the top speed to 230 kilometers per houralmost double the maximum allowed on Chinese highways.

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From the Southwest Jiaotong University they point out that the implementation of magnetic levitation technology could be very useful in cars. For example, it could help reduce fuel consumption, in combustion cars, or electric energy, in electric cars, and thus increase autonomy. In addition, they add, the useful life of vehicles could be increased as a result of less wear on certain parts.

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When we talk about magnetic levitation, we usually think of medium or high speed trains. It is proven that this…

When we talk about magnetic levitation, we usually think of medium or high speed trains. It is proven that this…

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