Straddling bus as China’s new public transport system
Car ownership in China is growing rapidly, with an estimated 20 million new drivers hitting the roads each year. Hence, cities can expect no shortage of air pollution and lot of traffic jams. While local governments are hoping that parking regulations and plate restrictions will ease congestion, engineers and designers as usual are trying to find relief in a new technology.
So my question to you all is, what if there was a city bus that could carry hundreds of passengers from one point to another without taking up any space on the road?
As astonishing as it may sound, Chinese cities like Beijing are actually considering it to overcome current traffic problems. Participants at the 19th International High-Tech Expo in Beijing watched excitedly as a tiny “straddling bus” gobbled up cars and spit them back out as it glided above the traffic in a model city. It’s a future replica of what could be the China’s public transport soon.
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