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The International Maglev Board

We are a scientific non-profit organization and are made up of internationally known transport scientists, engineers and experts. We are beholden to no corporate interests.

MAGLEV

Maglev (derived from magnetic levitation) is a system of track bound transportation that uses sets of magnets to levitate the vehicle up off the track, and to move the 'floating train' ahead at great speed taking advantage of the lack of friction.

Why this website?

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Purpose

The purpose of this website is to call for maglev systems to be included – objectively and fairly – in any and all long-range infrastructure planning and planning competitions.
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Concept

Maglev technologies are not wonderful sweeping innovations that will provide a quick solution for all the mobility problems of the world. However, in specific cases, maglev trains can certainly contribute to the organization of more efficient mobility.
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Principle

his aspect should be tested in individual cases, for specific projects, i.e., in a comparison with wheel/rail and air traffic, and should be objective and fact-based, without technical prejudice or bias.
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Founder

The International Maglev Board (IMB) was founded in 1997 by Karl-Hartmut Blesik († 8 November 2006) and Johannes Klühspies.

Board of Directors

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Prof. Dr. habil. Johannes Kluehspies

President
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Dr. Roland Kircher

Germany, European Union
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Dipl. Ing. Eckert Fritz

Germany, European Union
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Laurence E. Blow

United States of America

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