I absolutely HATE traffic jams. I mean who doesn’t right?!
Anyways, China is known for some pretty crazy ones… Remember this insane one we posted about a few months ago (here). Crazy right?!
However, their epic gridlocks might soon be coming to an end thanks to this futuristic bus called the Transit Elevated Bus, or TEB.
It’s basically a giant tram that sits elevated, and extends out over cars while gliding along on a track.
It will be able to carry 1,200 passengers, and could potentially alleviate congestion and reduce pollution. A working small scale version was unveiled at the 19th China Beijing International High-Tech Expo this month.
It can easily travel above traffic jams
Passengers exit through the top
If approved it could be completed and open to the public in a year
This isn’t something new either, the idea for this bus design dates back six years, according to Chin Hush, “Proposed by Shenzhen Hashi Future Parking Equipment Co., Ltd, the model looks like a subway or light-rail train bestriding the road. It is 4-4.5 m high with two levels: passengers board on the upper level while other vehicles lower than 2 m can go through under.
Powered by electricity and solar energy, the bus can speed up to 60 km/h carrying 1200-1400 passengers at a time without blocking other vehicles’ way. Also it costs about 500 million yuan to build the bus and a 40-km-long path for it, only 10% of building equivalent subway. It is said that the bus can reduce traffic jams by 20-30%.”
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