No one likes to be stuck in a traffic jam – especially if you’re in China. The rush hours are so bad there that back in August 2010 a legendary traffic jam along a major Beijing road stretched more than 100 kilometers and lasted more than 10 days. However, the world’s most populous country’s congestion problems might soon be over with this new elevated bus.
Recently presented at the 19th China Beijing International High-Tech Expo, the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) is designed to drive over the traffic. It would be driven by electricity and solar power and the passengers would get out through its roof. “With a carrying capacity of 1,200 people at a time, the TEB has the same functions as the subway while its cost of construction is less than one-fifth that of the subway,” said Bai Zhiming, engineer in charge of the TEB project. While it’s still a concept, if approved, it could be functioning by the end of this year.
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