China May Soon Have “Straddling” Buses On Its Roads
Would huge vehicles that don't block other cars on the road solve the problem of traffic jams?
The Shenzhen Hashi Future Parking Equipment Company unveiled their model of a straddling bus at the 13th Beijing International High-tech Expo earlier this year. The bus looks similar to a light-rail train with two levels; the upper level carries passengers while the hollow lower level allows other vehicles on the road to pass under it, without blocking their way. The bus will be powered by solar energy and electricity and will have a reported capacity of 1200-1400 passengers. Could this be the answer to jam-packed roads of our cities?