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Remember China’s Elevated Bus That Drives Over Traffic? Well, They’ve Actually Built It
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Remember China’s Elevated Bus That Drives Over Traffic? Well, They’ve Actually Built It

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.

China’s Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) was nothing but a model back in May

And this is what it looks like just three months later!

Watch the video below for more info:

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Alessandra Cruz
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i didn't believe it would push through either. i was thinking on how'd they'd manage not hitting over higher vehicles. but i guess nothing's impossible with the Chinese.

maryhadalittlelamb
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i think they can deploy it on roads with more than 2 lanes, such that higher vehicles can travel on other lanes to avoid it. but it has to be strictly enforced to avoid accident

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Chen An Jun
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Too many people think this is a stupid idea because of the height not enough to pass the truck . but they don't really know about China .because in many China cities ,the truck can't into the city center in the daytime . so I think that is a really stupid question .

maryhadalittlelamb
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

amazing invention! but safety first, hope they don't rush the work

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Alessandra Cruz
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i didn't believe it would push through either. i was thinking on how'd they'd manage not hitting over higher vehicles. but i guess nothing's impossible with the Chinese.

maryhadalittlelamb
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i think they can deploy it on roads with more than 2 lanes, such that higher vehicles can travel on other lanes to avoid it. but it has to be strictly enforced to avoid accident

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Chen An Jun
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Too many people think this is a stupid idea because of the height not enough to pass the truck . but they don't really know about China .because in many China cities ,the truck can't into the city center in the daytime . so I think that is a really stupid question .

maryhadalittlelamb
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

amazing invention! but safety first, hope they don't rush the work

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