Germany and the rest of Europe tends to be very advanced in technology. Usually, more advanced than the United States when it comes to mass transportation, such as in high speed trains.

Friday, September 22, 2006

The upcoming Transrapid MAGLEV train which is still prototype everywhere but the Shanghai Airport in China. Last weeks crash may cause delay for the upcoming American MAGLEV train. This is because of the fact that the self driven train did not detect any other vehicle such as the maintenance car that it hit on the track. This is one of the worst train crashes since the 1998 ICE (Intercity Express) accident. During this crash the tire cracked and the train derailed and hit a bridge killing many people. Many European trains have the ability to travel at speeds of over 300mph even on tight turns.