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The newest maglev train in China can ride 32 feet above the ground.
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The newest maglev train in China can ride 32 feet above the ground.

When it comes to maglev trains, China appears to be in the lead. It was revealed in 2018 that the country was testing a super maglev train with a top speed of 1,000 km/h. The nation then unveiled a brand-new, boundary-pushing maglev train on a 540-ft (165-m) test track in June 2021. China finally launched a maglev train in July 2021, making it the fastest ground vehicle at the time with a top speed of 372 mph (600 km/h). The first suspended maglev line ever constructed using permanent magnets. Now, on Wednesday, the South China Morning Post announced that the country has unveiled the first suspended maglev line made of permanent magnets. The developers of the new technology say that it can keep a "sky train" flying indefinitely without a power source. The new train is an experiment...