16.0 Magnetic Levitation:


A Maglev vehicle guides itself and propels itself by use of magnetic forces. Using Maglev, reverse polarization pushes cars while magnetic attraction pulls cars towards each other or a fixed point. Electromagnetic suspension (AEMS@) uses repelling magnetic forces to lift a vehicle slightly above an opposing surface. In several current applications, propulsion coils guide vehicles forward along a centerline by using intersecting (diagonal) magnetic forces for directional stability.