China’s Traffic is a big problem for the whole country. Last year alone 21.1 million passenger cars were sold here. To help combat the problem of traffic jams and maximize limited road space, the country’s top engineers have unveiled the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) at the 19th China Beijing International High-Tech Expo on Sunday.
“With a carrying capacity of 1,200 people at a time, the TEB has the same functions as the subway while its cost of construction is less than one fifth of the subway. Its construction can be finished in one year,” Bai Zhiming, the engineer in charge of the project, told CCTV News.
In an ideal scenario, the TEB will ease China’s traffic congestion, boost China’s public transport system and reduce pollution.
Although the bus has the same functions as the subway, it is five times cheaper than the subway in terms of cost. Another impressive feature of this bus is that it will be able to carry up to 1200 passengers.
Those legs allow the TEB’s giant frame to glide high above the gridlock at speeds of up to 60km per hour. Equally, vehicles that are less than two metres high will be able to drive freely underneath the bus, even when it is stationary.