Instead of adding more lanes to widen a road, what about adding more lanes above the road? That's the idea behind the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) in China. The TEB travels above car traffic, with the wheels of the bus hitting the ground on the outer edges of the car lanes. A test version of the TEB hit the road in Qinhuangdao City on August 2, 2016. The bus, designed to ease traffic congestion, is a massive structure. It stretches just over 72 feet in length, over 25 feet in width, and almost 16 feet above road level. The TEB is powered by electricity and can carry 300 passengers. Although August 2016 saw TEB in its test phase, the developers are hoping the bus will reach max speeds of 40mph when it hits the road for mainstream use. See the video below of the TEB in action.
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Written by Curiosity Staff August 15, 2016
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