Environmentally Friendly Super Express Train...

. Sep 19, 2008

Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. recently released the design for its fastest bullet train to date, boasting a top speed of 217 mph. The train, called the Environmentally Friendly Super Express Train (which is way too long) or efSET for short, is a streamlined design which "promises to be less noisy and more energy efficient, and will feature a state-of-the-art electrical control system...and a regenerative braking system". The design for the efSET is set to be completed in 2010.

I honestly think I am going to move to Japan. Well, as soon as I learn to speak Japanese...haha. Japan's technology game has been crazy for about the past 10 years and am just a tad bit envious. The US public transportation system needs a lot of improvement and I think this design clearly exemplifies why Japan has one of the best PTS in the world. It also helps that Japan is a little smaller than the state of California, meaning that it is easier to build a massive infrastructure, especially when the population density is so high. Tokyo, here I come!

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