(Yicai Global) Sept. 20 -- Prof. Richard M. Stephan from the University of Brazil will come to China's southwestern municipality of Chongqing to help research and develop an ultra-high speed hyperloop train with the Chongqing Academy of Science & Technology, local state-run newspaper Chongqing Daily reported.
The professor will bring his team's research results from the Brazilian MaLlev-Cobra project to the country, the report added.
Chongqing Academy of Science & Technology will transfer the technology to the municipality, laying around 15 kilometers of commercial line to Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport. It will also research and develop a 1,000-kilometers-an-hour magnetically levitated train using the technology then push to create one that goes twice as fast.
"The introduction of the Brazilian team will play a major role in promoting the project," said Dr. Fan Jiangdi, part of the academy's hyperloop train project. The MagLev-Cobra medium- and low-speed trains are already available for urban mass transit systems, he added.