Thursday, 26 May 2016

Straddling Bus: China's future transportation

Image Credit: The Guardian
If you are interested in another new form of transportation, check yesterday's post on Hyperloop.

With China's increasing city traffic, especially with the shoot in the car sales, a new travel vehicle, Straddling Bus, has been proposed. During the 19th International High-Tech Expo that was conducted in Beijing, last week, the concept of Straddling Bus was demonstrated with a working model. Here's the video to it:

Straddling Bus can accommodate around 1,400 passengers, that is, it can do the job of 40 buses. So one can imagine the reduction in city traffic due to large buses and fuel consumption. It occupies a space of a double lane. And the most intriguing feature is that it travels at an height from the road level so that other vehicles that are moving on the same road can still continue their rides. It can travel at a speed of 40 miles per hour which can make faster travels as well. 

Though the concept was first laid in 1969 in New York, it did not become successful. It has been revived now and Transit Explore Bus, a Beijing-based tech company is planning to do the testing by July or August, this year. 

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