China’s TEB, Transit Elevated Bus, is now on the road
Two-metre high road bus is designed to travel above cars on the road freeing traffic to drive underneath it
Speeds of up to 60km, run on rails instead of the road itself carrying the equivalent of 40 conventional buses
The interior of the The Transit Elevated Bus
China just launched the elevated road bus was unveiled earlier this year. The futuristic bus is designed to travel above cars on the road freeing traffic to drive underneath it. The model looked great but felt very much like something for the distant future rather than 2016. The two-metre high Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) hit the roads in Qinhaungdao earlier this week.
The design decongests traffic on metropolitan roads
The vehicle can hit speeds up to 60km, ferrying the equivalent of 40 conventional buses
Once fully operational the vehicle is expected to hit speeds of up to 60km/h. It will run on rails instead of the road itself but link together with up to another four TEBs, the equivalent of 40 conventional buses.
Engineer Bai Zhiming told CCTV: ‘The TEB has the same functions as the subway, while its cost of construction is less than one fifth of the subway.’
The TEB runs on rails instead of road
It’s design means cars can pass underneath it
Urban mass transit with minimal negative impact on extisting traffic.