China to build first underground magnetic delivery system
Posted On March 23, 2021
Start-Up Begins Program to Replace Delivery Trucks with Magnetic, Underground Tubes
China’s industrial region to build the first autonomous system for the delivery of goods through underground tunnels, which will use wagons with magnetic suspension.
The system, developed by commercial company JD Logistics, is planned to be laid in a new area of Xiongan city. It should improve delivery efficiency in congested cities and online retail sales..
The network will operate in a cyclical manner, following the established route from building to building, which will become points of delivery of parcels. If the system spreads to other developed cities, then its work will be coordinated with the existing transport infrastructure..
Several years ago, the country’s authorities decided to develop a new economic zone in Hebei province, southwest of Beijing. As part of the national project, about 4 trillion yuan ($ 568 billion) will be invested in the region over the next 20 years. The newly opened Daxing Airport is part of this program.
This scale has given Xiongan city planners the opportunity to start from scratch and develop ambitious infrastructure initiatives. They chose docking points for the future magnetic delivery system without worrying about existing underground structures..
Most likely, the delivery system will be created on the basis of Qingdao Magnetic Levitation Pilot Train, developing speed up to 600 km / h.