Breakthrough

Mobility Platform

Our mobility platform is based on proven technology

For over 40 years maglev trains have safely proven the feasibility of travelling at near aircraft speeds on invisible magnetic waves, but several technical and economic limitations have prevented widespread adoption. We’re combining pivotal innovations and design improvements to liberate maglev from the train paradigm and bring low-cost frictionless transport to the masses.​

Low-cost Flexible Platform

Magnovate’s breakthrough technology transforms maglev from an expensive novelty propulsion system into a low-cost flexible platform which abandons the line-haul train paradigm in favor of a networked packet switching model. 

 

Magnovate deploys these proprietary improvements to unlock maglev’s original promise of speed, energy efficiency and route flexibility and it does so at greatly reduced infrastructure cost relative to traditional high speed rail and conventional maglev.

 

The core technology elements of the platform can be re-used across multiple interoperable product lines to address the entire range of rail-based demand.

 

Interoperable product lines include:

 

  • Last mile pod systems

  • People-movers

  • Light rail

  • Subways

  • Commuter rail

  • High-speed rail

  • Freight rail

Network Architecture

The basic unit of a Magnovate installation is a simple point-to-point configuration with a few stations - similar to a typical rail or subway line. However, Magnovate enables an unprecedented new network configuration for transit; one that is conceptually similar to Internet traffic management and benefits from the extraordinary capability of that system to transmit data efficiently.

A cross-country network of Magnovate guideways and terminals will form the Magnovate network – a transit network analogous to the fiber-optic links and data routers that enable Internet packet-switching, but here carrying physical packages or passengers instead of data. 

As with communication networks, Magnovate networks are comprised of Local-Area Networks (LANs) and Wide-Area Networks (WANs).  LANs service limited areas, such as cities or regions, with terminals linked by guideways. WANs interconnect multiple LAN’s. In networks with many connections, if any link goes out of commission, e.g. for maintenance, or is experiencing heavy traffic, alternate paths may be utilized. This feature gives more complex networks a high degree of redundancy and substantial load capacity.