Back in May we told you about a prototype bus in China that would, if built, literally drive right over traffic jams. Well, if we’re being totally honest with you, we never believed that the Transit Elevated Bus would actually get made. Which is why we’re pretty surprised to tell you that the TEB has literally just taken its first test drive in Qinhuangdao, Hebei!
The idea was first proposed at the 19th China Beijing International High-Tech Expo in May. Despite having nothing but a miniature model, developers Jinchuang Corp said they could have the bus ready by August. And true to their word, the TEB hit the road yesterday. It was only tested on 300 metres of track, but the fact that they could even make it – and in such a short amount of time – is impressive enough for us.
The developers say it’ll only take a year to finish. And this time, we believe them.