If you’ve ever been water sport through random videos on Facebook or another social media website you’ve most likely seen the thought video of that Chinese train/bus hybrid factor that may travel over cars (and over traffic).
But that was simply a rendered thought. And, like me, you almost certainly thought that even if it absolutely was an incredible plan, it might ne’er really move past the thought stage.
But China’s established US wrong.
Today China Xinhua News aforementioned that the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) isn’t solely a true factor, however had its initial test nowadays. It happened in Qinhuangdao town, and consisted of a brake and power consumption take a look at.
The whole thing is powered by electricity, is about 72 feet long and 25 feet wide (so it can span multiple lanes of traffic) and can carry 300 passengers (but future versions could probably be coupled together to carry even more). And, when it’s actually launched and operating, it should hit max speeds of around 40 miles per hour, making it a pretty speedy mode of public transportation.
While this version still isn’t ready for mainstream daily use, it’s pretty amazing to see China actually turn this thing into a reality. And, other countries like Brazil, France, India and Indonesia have reached out about potentially licensing their own versions of the TEB.