It was announced that a high-speed train equipped with new technologies in South Korea reached a speed of 1000 kilometers per hour in aerodynamic tests. The 1/17 version of the 1/1 test train will be tested in 2022.
The Korean Railway Research Institute (KRRI) is experimenting with next-generation technologies to improve the railways and vehicles in the country. After regular tests, models deemed suitable for public use are on the railroads or commercialized.
According to the details conveyed by the BusinessKorea news site, the tested and “hyper-tubeA new train known as ”was able to break the 1000 kilometers per hour speed barrier. Considering that the fastest train known to date can reach up to 600 kilometers per hour, the Hyper-tube's success becomes more understandable.
According to the details announced, the 1/17 test model developed by the institute is the fast train concept in which the air resistance of the world is minimized. Of course, it is said that there may be changes in the amount of air that must resist, its weight and the maximum acceleration time when it reaches its real measure of 1/1.
Also Hyper-tubewas able to stabilize atmospheric pressure up to 0,001 ATM during testing. Atmospheric pressure could be reduced to 1 ATM in all other trains known to date. So in other words Hyper-tubeis not only the fastest train concept, but also the lowest pressure train concept.