Video Of The Week — Futuristic Elevated Bus Begins Test Runs In China

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Earlier this year, a team of engineers led by China’s Song Youzhou suggested that a massive elevated bus that straddled over normal-sized vehicles was the key to easing the world’s traffic woes. Though the concept of the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) unveiled at the 19th China Beijing International High-Tech Expo on May 22 generated a lot of excitement, most people were skeptical that it would ever become a reality. But they were wrong.

On August 4, a working prototype of the futuristic-looking vehicle went for a short test spin in Qinhuangdao, a seaside city in northern China. Measuring 72-feet long and 26-feet wide the giant bus was straddled 16-feet above the ground, enabling the two vehicles nestled side-by-side to drive through easily.

Photo Credit: News China

There are still numerous safety and other tests that need to be conducted to prepare the TEB for a real trial on the busy streets of China. But Youzhou, says this successful short test run is proof that his idea of building the revolutionary, environmentally-friendly form of public transport is possible!

Resources: newchina.com, wired.com

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532 Comments
  • unikittyWednesday, October 30, 2019 at 4:58 pm
    This is an amazing thing!cool!
    • MinsangFriday, September 20, 2019 at 12:46 am
      Wow that's very cool
      • JamesandthegianSaturday, June 1, 2019 at 7:10 am
        Cool!!!!!!!!!!
        • kawaiiprincess
          kawaiiprincessFriday, May 17, 2019 at 1:56 pm
          I am from China
          • Bus123Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 11:26 am
            What if a bus came?I think you need to make it taller
            • kawaiiprincess
              kawaiiprincessSaturday, August 3, 2019 at 11:33 am
              It is tall enough for a bus to go under.16 feet.Get it?
            • CoolguyFriday, April 5, 2019 at 6:27 am
              If you think we will ever catch up with china you are out of your mind
              • 123Friday, March 22, 2019 at 8:19 am
                i dont get it
                • mrs37Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 1:32 pm
                  Wow, that is pretty cool. I might do something w/ that idea.
                  • JanetThursday, February 21, 2019 at 8:13 pm
                    That's so cool!
                    • bixWednesday, February 20, 2019 at 1:09 pm
                      cool