The straddling or elevated bus first exhibited on the 13th Beijing International High-tech Expo 2010, and is believed to provide the accurate solution of traffic congestion experienced by many megacities worldwide.
|A scale model of Straddling Bus at the 19th International High-tech Expo 2016 in Beijing. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1aawIx)|
This elevated bus designed by Shenzhen Hashi Future Parking Equipment Co., Ltd, the model looks like a subway or light-rail train bestriding the road like the letter of 'n' is given the cap on top of it. The Chairman of the company has said that it would only take a year for one to be built.
|Straddling Bus Concept, a cheaper, greener and faster alternative to commute designed by Shenzhen Hashi Future Parking Equipment Co., Ltd. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1aawMP)|
Despite the large body, straddling bus also environmentally friendly because it powered by electricity and solar. Straddling bus is capable of running at a speed of about 40 - 60 km per hour are expected to reduce the traffic congestion by 25 - 30% in the main streets.
As quoted of DailyMail, the first tests of the bus are scheduled to start trail operation in Qinhuangdao City, in north China's Hebei Province, in the second half of this year. This means the buses could be in place by the end of the year. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CHINAHUSH | NEXT BIG FUTURE | TREEHUGGER | DAILYMAIL]
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