I can never understand Government and their link with industry.
You do all the development; you understand the problems; you understand the commercial element has changed; you now have better materials; you have invested millions into it and all the attendant engineering.
You lead the world in this technology.
So instead of government taking the project forward and benefitting from this - what do you do?
YOU SCRAP IT AND DUMP EVERYTHING.
It is the same with MagLev and Eric Laithwaite. Who now benefits from this technology? Germany.