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Plan Unveiled In China For Straddling Bus That Cars May Drive Under

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We may not be flying around in jetpacks yet, but the future still never ceases to be interesting.  A design for a bus that is elevated off the road to allow cars to drive right underneath it to keep the traffic flowing was recently shown in China at the Beijing International High-tech Expo, China Hush reports.  It will be tested in Beijing’s Mentougou District.


Proposed by Shenzhen Hashi Future Parking Equipment Co., Ltd, the model looks like a subway or light-rail train bestriding the road. It is 4-4.5 m high with two levels: passengers board on the upper level while other vehicles lower than 2 m can go through under. Powered by electricity and solar energy, the bus can speed up to 60 km/h carrying 1200-1400 passengers at a time without blocking other vehicles’ way. Also it costs about 500 million yuan to build the bus and a 40-km-long path for it, only 10% of building equivalent subway. It is said that the bus can reduce traffic jams by 20-30%.

Check out the video below to see the cg rendered demonstration.

 

 

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