China’s Futuristic Straddling Bus Goes On Its First Test Drive

Posted: Aug 3 2016, 4:27am CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

China’s Futuristic Straddling Bus Goes on its First Test Drive
Credit: Shanghaiist
  • China’s “Straddling Bus” TEB, successfully goes on its first Test Run

China’s Futuristic Straddling Bus is on the go.

China has come up with numerous innovations in the field of transport. The country is regarded as one of the top countries having an excellent public transport system. It looks like China has loads to offer in the area of futuristic transportation as well.

They have come up with the concept of a Straddling Bus that can move above cars. Imagine a bus that can go above your car while you are driving. This concept led to the innovative production of the Straddling Bus.

This is an elevated kind of bus which is double storied. Its ground floor has wheels only and a huge amount of space while on the upper story it has seats and space for passengers.

The bus can move anywhere on the roads without disrupting the traffic as the cars driven on road can easily pass through its lower portion without any hindrance. Its inaugural test run was conducted in Qinhuangdao, Hebei, according to Shanghaiist.

The Straddling Bus which is officially called the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) was discussed from many past years. However it gained loads of attention when a smaller model of bus was unveiled in the 19th China Beijing International High-Tech Expo. The idea got famous from this expo and now its full formed version is ready to go on roads.

The test run was not a very long one. The bus was driven for a total of 300 meters only. It also did not follow much conventional rules of traffic of the roads. However we know one thing for sure which is that this bus is pretty awesome. It will be able to carry 1,200 passengers and will be able to travel at 60 Km/h.
Only time will tell if it will become a popular concept or not.

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