For several years, China has been toying with a new transportation concept, one that would make traffic more fluid, making the life of commuters easier and stress-free. Now, China’s giant bus is ready, and tests will soon kick off in the Qinhuangdao province.
Imagine a bus as big as a train station that floats over the strangled traffic getting its passengers where they need to go when they want to go.
A single compartment of China’s giant bus is 22 meters long, 4.8 meters high, and 7.8 meters wide. Its design allows it to cruise regular roads.
The biggest advantage in the futuristic public transportation concept is the design that allows it to glide over traffic, thus ensuring there are no obstacles between it and its next station.
The public transportation vehicle can reach speeds of up to 60 kilometers per hour and can glide over other cars in traffic that measure a maximum of 2.1 meters in height.
Currently, the tests that are taking place in the Qinhuangdao province are made with a sample of 300 passengers that travel a distance of approximately 300 meters.
If the authorities give it a green light, China’s giant bus will carry over 1,200 passengers at a time. This translates into an efficient long-term solution in combating traffic jams.
At the moment, China’s highways are overcrowded with both public transportation and personal vehicles, traffic congestion being a daily problem that commuters must deal with.
Moreover, a fleet of such futuristic, capacitive buses could save the city centers a couple of hundreds of millions of dollars that otherwise would have been invested in elevated trains or new subways.
The vehicle is still a prototype, but if the results of the tests are positive, then the authorities are ready to begin production and introduce the giant floating bus in traffic.
Punctuality is a somber issue in the Asian country, so an efficient solution to traffic congestion is always welcomed. Furthermore, the buses will always be able to respect the given timetable because they will not be blocked in the traffic under them.
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