China Plans Huge Buses That Can DRIVE OVER Cars
Instead of spending millions to widen roads, the Shenzhen Huashi Future Parking Equipment company is developing a “3D Express Coach” (also called a “three-dimensional fast bus“) that will allow cars less than 2 meters high to travel underneath the upper level carrying passengers.
China Hush, which has nicknamed the project “Straddling Bus” has details:
The model looks like a subway or light-rail train bestriding the road. It is 4-4.5 m high with two levels: passengers board on the upper level while other vehicles lower than 2 m can go through under. Powered by electricity and solar energy, the bus can speed up to 60 km/h carrying 1200-1400 passengers at a time without blocking other vehicles’ way. Also it costs about 500 million yuan to build the bus and a 40-km-long path for it, only 10% of building equivalent subway. It is said that the bus can reduce traffic jams by 20-30%.
Check out our slideshow of the 3D Express Coach, then tell us what you think in the comments below.
For more information about this project, as well as a translation of the project’s official unveiling by Song Youzhou, chairman of Shenzhen Hashi Future Parking Equipment, visit China Hush.
Catharine Smith|3 August 2010|Huffpo|
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