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Parcel delivery through automated underground tunnel system | Gizmag


curated by | April 17, 2015

“The system Mole Solutions wants to put in place uses the same maglev technology adopted by Japan’s super-fast Shinkansen train. In a maglev-powered system, the natural repelling forces of electromagnets are used to keep the carriage hovering slightly above the track, thus cutting down on friction and increasing speed.”

John Payne’s insight:
This proposal is reminiscent of PRT technologies, which have been under development for decades, as described on the Innovative Transportation Technologies website: http://faculty.washington.edu/jbs/itrans/



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