Here’s something that might spruce up that morning commute just a little bit – this impressive looking hoverbus unveiled for the first time in China the other night.
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The elevated bus carries 1,200 people at a time and is able to travel above other cars on normal roads, meaning other road users will be able to pass underneath uninterrupted.
Known as the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB), the vehicle’s design debuted at the 19th China Beijing International High-Tech Expo over the weekend.
Naturally, it will make its official road debut in China first – trial runs will take place later this year – as traffic and congestion is absolutely mental over there.
It’s also pretty damn cost-effective.
Bai Zhiming, the engineer in charge of the TEB project, says:
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 of the subway.
Its construction can be finished in one year.
Looks awesome and all, but would still like to know more about the logistics before giving it the stamp of approval. Is this thing going to be running on some kind of tram-line or something? What happens if the bus wants to take a turn at the lights and there’s a line of cars underneath it that want to go straight?
I’m sure they know what they’re doing but you can never be too careful – especially considering how certain people drive in China.