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The Central Japan Railway Company’s maglev bullet train hit 589km/h yesterday in a test, a record-setting clip that breaks the the 12-year-old landspeed record of 581km/h, the Wall Street Journal reports.
SkyTran — a NASA Space Act company — is finally building a pilot of its computer-controlled, two-person, high-speed maglev transport system. Cars run six metres above the ground and can be ordered by a smartphone app.