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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533 Comments
  • 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
        • oofSunday, January 27, 2019 at 2:51 pm
          cool...
          • jamesFriday, January 18, 2019 at 11:21 am
            nice
            • :lThursday, January 17, 2019 at 9:27 am
              What if a truck thats tall comes by
              • GraceThursday, December 6, 2018 at 8:38 am
                COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL THAT THING IS THE FUTURE
                • ¿¿Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 2:29 pm
                  Cool
                  • ???Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 6:19 pm
                    cool...SO COOL
                    • proWednesday, November 7, 2018 at 12:34 pm
                      cool