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

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Photo Credit: News China

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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  • mattchien
    mattchien4 months
    AMAZING
    • coolman27
      coolman2711 months
      so cool
      • raphi
        raphiabout 1 year
        That is sooooooooo amazing !!!!
        • superultra
          superultraover 1 year
          That's so cool! I want to drive that
          • unikittyalmost 2 years
            This is an amazing thing!cool!
            • Minsangabout 2 years
              Wow that's very cool
              • Jamesandthegianover 2 years
                Cool!!!!!!!!!!
                • kawaiiprincess
                  kawaiiprincessover 2 years
                  I am from China
                  • Bus123over 2 years
                    What if a bus came?I think you need to make it taller
                    • kawaiiprincess
                      kawaiiprincessabout 2 years
                      It is tall enough for a bus to go under.16 feet.Get it?
                    • Coolguyover 2 years
                      If you think we will ever catch up with china you are out of your mind