Saturday, May 15, 2010

Those clever Chinese

Wow, this is very interesting. Can't waste a second. Very clever, these Chinese. Why are all the innovative things happening in other countries, while we waste our time killing our economy and sending our manufacturing out of the country?

The train that never stops at a station: How to get on and off the non-stop high speed train!

A new Chinese train innovation - How to get on & off the bullet train without stopping.

No time is wasted. The bullet train is moving all the time. There are 30 stations between Beijing and Guangzhou, so just stopping and accelerating again at each station will waste both energy and time. A mere 5 min stop per station (elderly passengers cannot be hurried) will result in a total loss of 5 min x 30 stations or 2.5 hours of train journey time! The Chinese are innovative enough to come up with a non-stopping train concept. When the train arrives at a station, it will not stop at all.

The passenger at a station embarked onto to a connector cabin way before the train even arrive at the station. When the train arrives, it will not stop at all. It just slows down to pick up the connector cabin which will move with the train on the roof of the train.

While the train is still travelling away from the station, those passengers will board the train from the connector cabin mounted on the train's roof. After fully unloading all its passengers, the cabin connector cabin will be moved to the back of the train so that the next batch of outgoing passengers who want to alight at the next station will board the connector cabin at the rear of the train roof.

When the train arrives at the next station, it will simply drop the whole connector cabin at the station itself and leave it behind at the station. The outgoing passengers can take their own time to disembark at the station while the train had already left. At the same time, the train will pick up the incoming embarking passengers on another connector cabin in the front part of the train's roof. So the train will always drop one connector cabin at the rear of its roof and pick up a new connector cabin in the front part of the train's roof at each station.



The Turning Point said...

What a concept and we once referred to "Chinese fire drills" as the grand screw up. The US pilot installation aught to be the Dallas-FW airport.


Scott said...

clever indeed, but we're still doing great things in this country... just don't watch the dang news... they would have you believe we suck!

Syd said...

A few things--Wal Mart, poor science and engineering skills among students, greed rather than concern for the common good--come to mind.

Mary Christine said...

How do they get out of that little thing and into the train?

Zanejabbers said...

Cool. Sort of like picking up new ideas and deleting the old out-of- date ones.

~ Tabitha ~ said...


Carol said...

It doesn't surprise me that the Chinese culture supports treating it's people like baggage.

Scott W said...

No one should be in that big a hurry.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Have a great Sunday, Buddy!