Futuristic Chinese bus is a reality!

Futuristic Chinese bus is a reality!
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Six years ago, China showed the first concept of a futuristic bus, which can carry the car by itself, as an economical means to deal with a lot of traffic and congestion on the road. Today, this concept has evolved from miniature models to a fully functional prototype that was presented in the city of Qinhuangdao. The bus is called "Elevated Transit Bus" or TEB, to in short, it was designed to carry up to 300 passengers, its length - 22 metres width Ц 7.8 metres height Ц 4.8 metres. These dimensions allow TEB to pass under bridges in China, as well as to pass two cars with height up to 2 meters under the bus in both lanes. TEB has a bottom which rests on 16 support beams, they in turn are based on eight pairs of railway wheels, which determine a vehicle on the road so that there is always enough space under the bus for passing cars. The bus can reach a top speed of 40-50 km/h, but on the test area 300 feet, the car went extremely slowly and carefully. Prototype is really a proof of the practicality of this idea in real vehicle Ц there are no traffic lights, flashlights, the ability to pass the bridges, pedestrian paths, and everything that we saw in the initial CGI models.
Notwithstanding these large limitations (not turn off, only goes on the highway), the car is impressive, it`s not animation and not a virtual show. Inside is spacious, and from the driver`s seat has a beautiful view. Song Yu Zhou, inventor and chief engineer of TEB, says to reporters from WCC Daily, that if the product successfully passes the test (within a year), only then is a new kind of vehicle appears on Chinese roads. Of course, must be approached with a healthy dose of skepticism to this Chinese project Ц he still has a lot of technological and economic challenges that must be overcome. Still have a lot to do before the same widget will be profitable.

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