China’s New Futuristic Commuter Bus

NEWS BRIEF New train record done a entrance Tuesday during a highway exam in Qinhuangdao, China, a BBC reports—and it’s truly a things of a future.

The TEB, also famous as a “straddling bus,” got a nickname since a design—which spans 72 feet prolonged and 25 feet wide— doesn’t need towering marks or subterraneous tunneling. Instead, it simply straddles a trade below, permitting cars underneath to expostulate uninterrupted.  

The electric-powered train is approaching to accommodate adult to 300 passengers, or a homogeneous of 40 required buses. Its operation has a intensity to cut CO emissions by roughly 2,500 tons, a project’s arch operative Song Youzhou told Xinhua news group in May. The train is approaching to strech speeds of adult to 60 kilometers, or 37 miles, per hour.

Song’s thought for a plan was introduced in 2010. A operative scale indication was initial denounced in May during a 19th annual China Beijing International High-Tech Expo.

In further to easing trade on a road, a plan also aims to assuage China’s atmosphere wickedness problems.