Manyone’s Strategic Analysis Agency has considered an alternative to air travel. The solution is a giant train whose terrestrial routes will run across half a planet.
The train project is called AeroSlide, and is now more of an engineer fantasy. According to the plan, the transport line will act in the same way as a magnetron: a train passes through a series of subtle magnetic rings that accelerate it to 800 km / h, or an average airplane speed, Fast Company says.
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However, despite the fantastic design, Chief Designer Guillermo Callao is convinced of the functionality of the design – though not in the near future. Now, his proposal calls for the mention that conventional modes of transport is not limited.
In his opinion, such an environmentally friendly road could connect Africa with Europe and Asia.
Such a trip would be a little slower than flying on a plane, but far more efficient. And it’s not just a dream. This is a necessity. Either tariffs or carbon taxes make flights less affordable,
The train, which will race through rows of magnetic pylons, will not need motors or batteries, but its design must take into account the influence of magnetic forces, as well as to study the aerodynamics.
The pylons themselves are easier to install than the rail tracks: they do not need to be made of a level embankment, it is enough to dig them to different depths to compensate for the differences in the landscape.
The path with pylons will be able to replace the bridges and allow it to cross not too wide water bodies.
The AeroSlide line should run at a height of 20 meters, so that it will not interfere with the movement of rail trains and cars on trails, as well as animals in uninhabited regions. The rings can be elliptical to allow the capsules to rotate – approximately four degrees every two kilometers. The same restrictions apply now for high-speed trains.
The creators of the project claim that the space in the train will be sufficient, because it can reach up to 250 meters, which is more than three times the capacity of the largest passenger aircraft Airbus A380.
The Manyone Strategic Analysis Agency is thinking about an alternative to air travel. The solution is a giant magnetic train that encircles half the world with an above-ground communication system.
The project of a giant train, developed by Manyone specialists, is called AeroSlide and seems more like a fantasy of engineers than something easily realized. This transport line operates in the same way as a magnetron (rail cannon): the train passes through a series of subtle magnetic rings, which accelerate the train up to 800 km/h, or the average speed of the aircraft, says Fast Company.
Despite the fantasticity of the project, chief designer Guillermo Callao is convinced of the functionality of the idea – but not in the near future. Now his proposal calls to remember that the usual means of transport is not limited to the usual ones.
In his opinion, this is the kind of environmentally friendly road that could connect Africa with Europe and Asia.
Such a trip would be a little slower than a plane ride, but incomparably more efficient,” Kallau said. – And these are not just dreams. It’s a necessity. It’s either the fares or carbon taxes that make flights less and less affordable.
A giant train
A train that will run through rows of magnetic pylons will not need motors or batteries, but its design should take into account the effects of magnetic forces, as well as the aerodynamics.
The pylons themselves are easier to install than laying railway tracks: they do not need to make an even embankment, just dig them into different depths to compensate for the differences in landscape.
Pylon tracks will replace bridges and allow crossing not too wide water bodies.
The AeroSlide line should run at a height of 20 meters, so that it will not interfere with the movement of trains and cars on the tracks, as well as animals in uninhabited areas. The rings can be elliptically shaped so that the capsules can rotate – about four degrees every two kilometers. The same restrictions now apply to high-speed trains.
AeroSlide could have brought passengers from Moscow to Shanghai in 12 hours, but it wouldn’t get to Tokyo or London – at least not without an underwater tunnel.
On the other hand, there will be plenty of room in the train – the train can reach 250 meters in length, which is more than three times more than the most spacious passenger aircraft Airbus A380.
While some are dreaming, others are building vacuum tunnels for Hyperloop high-speed trains. For example, the authorities of the Indian state of Maharashtra. Richard Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop One company took up the construction of a 150 km long tunnel.