The Hyper Chariot: the fastest way to the future

Posted: 23 June 2017 | | 2 comments

Introducing the Hyper Chariot, a 4,000mph super-shuttle that will whisk passengers between London and Edinburgh in just eight minutes that could be fully operational by 2040.

The Hyper Chariot uses roller coaster-type technology to catapult car-sized capsules through airless concrete tubes at five times the speed of sound. It accelerates from 0 to 1,000mph in just 60 seconds using ultra-powerful electric linear motors that provide nearly double the sensation of acceleration as a Boeing 747.

At its maximum velocity of 4,000mph, the Hyper Chariot will zip between London and Edinburgh – among the first national routes – in just over eight minutes, making it the fastest passenger-carrying vehicle on earth.

See the below infographic for more information on the Hyper Chariot…

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2 responses to “The Hyper Chariot: the fastest way to the future”

  1. What “lower tech vacuum operated transport system in Brunei”?

  2. Tony Olsson says:

    We’ve seen it all before! Even Brunel had to abandon his lower-tech vacuum-operated transport system. Most if not all advanced transport systems reliant on massive fixed and unconnectable infrastructure, have been abandoned due to technical limitations.

    I’ve been trying for years without success to persuade the local authorities and the British Government to rebuild a traditional fast rail line between Barnstaple and Taunton (in the UK) to replace the line Beeching closed in 1966. This would replace a slow single line between Barnstaple and Exeter which is the only way to connect to the national rail system. It takes three to four hours to get to London from North Devon; the new line would halve that. Also, like the main rail line through South Devon, the existing connection between North and South Devon is regularly closed by bad weather.

    If people aren’t willing to back more conventional railways, what chance is there are of high-tech railways getting off the ground (literally)? Also, do we really want huge tubes in the air blighting our countryside and cities?

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