Maglev - High Speed Train Experience Video
Yesterday I had an opportunity to ride on the MAGLEV in Shanghai which is a high speed train that levitates on magnets and can go over 400 km/hr. Below you will find a video on how fast this thing really goes.
What is Maglev? From Wikipedia: Maglev (derived from magnetic levitation), is a system of transportation that suspends, guides and propels vehicles, predominantly trains, using magnetic levitation from a very large number of magnets for lift and propulsion. This method has the potential to be faster, quieter and smoother than wheeled mass transit systems. The power needed for levitation is usually not a particularly large percentage of the overall consumption; most of the power used is needed to overcome air drag, as with any other high speed train.