We’ve talked about the future of mobility here on Medialist from time to time. But in Canada, this future vision is now being actively addressed. There, companies and cities are starting to build a passenger jet that will take passengers and goods to their destinations at over 1,000 km/h – climate-neutral and safe.

To make the topic a little more tangible: there are almost 280 km between the cities of Calgary and Edmonton. By car or train, it takes just over three hours to get from A to B – the new transport method called “Fluxjet” will do it in about 45 minutes.

The Canadian transport company Transpod is behind the project, which aims to offer a fast and environmentally friendly alternative to passenger aircraft. Fluxjet is about three times as fast as a high-speed train and is close to the speed of the fastest passenger planes.

For takeoff, the capsules, which are on magnetic suspensions, are designed to carry 54 people. The 25-meter-long vehicle has several advantages. In addition to CO2-free electricity, the quiet capsules use a tube to provide transportation between destinations. Where no such tube can be installed, the capsule throttles down to 90 km/h and continues on the tracks as an ordinary maglev train.

In total, the project will cost $18 billion, but offers some potential for expansion. For example, if vacuum tube technology is combined with a high-speed maglev train, speeds of up to 1,200 km/h can be achieved.

 

Post image and video: TransPot

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