The high (tech) bus

This week I already shared a tweet about a free wiFi bus programma that will be launched in Cape Town. And yesterday I saw this post:

But this is nothing if you see the following China is doing.

In may 2016 a model of a Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) was presented at the 19th China Beijing International High-Tech Expo. An invention of China with its passenger compartment sitting above other vehicles on the road below, allowing cars to pass underneath.

The TEB is designed to increase the utilization of road space and decrease air pollution. It would be a major solution to traffics jams in cities.

This how they presented it:

And now they made a test drive in in the city Qinhuandao:

The bus has a height of 4.5 meter, is able to transport 1.400 people, has a maximum speed of 60 km/hour and runs on electricity.

They say that you only need 20 percent of the total costs to build a metrosystem. Although it seems a bit futuristic it would be a huge change for city life as we know it.


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