The Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) is the first of it’s kind. It’s a commuter bus that is designed in such a way that it doesn’t get affected by the movement of other cars on the road. It straddles traffic, allowing other vehicles to move freely underneath it. It’ll help reduce the traffic congestion in China (where it was unveiled this week) as well as the rest of the world. This comes after a few weeks since Mercedes Benz showcased it’s self-driving Future Bus.
Wired states that this is how the vehicle works:
The Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) is powered by electricity and can carry passengers above two lanes of traffic while cars drive underneath it. The 22 metre long, 7.8 metre wide and 4.8 metre high bus trundled along a 300 metre stretch of road in the city of Qinhuangdao, Hebei province, at an excruciatingly slow speed for its inaugural test run, but the finished version should hit speeds of 40 mph.
This is a great invention and will change public transportation. We also like the fact that it is powered by electricity, which will help reduce air pollution. It’s still unclear when it will be launched but we can’t wait.
Check it out in action below and tell us what you think.