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# 16
03-07-2014, 11:45 PM
Originally Posted by lilchibiclari View Post
Hovering cars in general also have the problem that you can't brake or turn corners as rapidly as you could if you had actual traction--your sixty-to-zero time and distance would be as large as your zero-to-sixty time and distance.
hovering using just air lift, yes, it's acceleration/deceleration rates would be terrible, but if it were using magnetic levitation then it would be using electrodynamic braking just like a mag lev train uses, the timing of the drive coils is reversed so that instead of moving the vehicle forward, it acts like a brake and opposes the vehicles forward momentum.
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