A TGV French Rail Train has set the high speed train record by traveling at 575 km/h (356 mph). Even more interesting is that the train achieved this record while carrying passengers. Unfortunately, TGV trains will keep a 320 km/h limit this year, but the shattered record shows a nice glimpse of things to come. When will North America get a high speed rail train?
Implications - The French TGV trains have already been around since 1981 and will soon be traveling on the newly built line from Paris to Strasbourg. Alstom is the company that makes the trains and achieving a record like this proves that their trains can handle extreme conditions. With speeds so fast, traveling has never been more convenient.