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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  • joyfuljulia
    joyfuljuliaSunday, April 15, 2018 at 10:02 pm
    I live in china!
    • cMonday, April 9, 2018 at 9:14 am
      ples be in usa
      • me meTuesday, February 27, 2018 at 8:18 am
        yeah a bus
        • rclbeauty101Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11:17 am
          this is really cool i wish that i could have these where i live
          • MeSunday, January 21, 2018 at 5:42 am
            What about they make a double decker elevated bus?
            • Mr.MlgFriday, December 15, 2017 at 6:27 am
              cool
              • Dr_MusicTuesday, December 12, 2017 at 5:09 pm
                HOW ABOUT IF IT FELL DOWN??? I FEEL LIKE IT'S SO DANGEROUS, ESPECIALLY BECAUSE THAT'S MY FAMILY HOME COUNTRY!!!!!!
                • conman27Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7:05 am
                  omg i think that was cool !! but how would semi trucks and busses also jacked up trucks my dad has one we live in usa
                  • JZ bomber 😎😎Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 12:57 pm
                    Wish it was in America Yo! Dat lit
                    • jmm_10
                      jmm_10Monday, October 2, 2017 at 5:03 pm
                      i wonder what would happen if a metro bus went under it

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