China start to test Transit Elevated BusAugust 3, 2016
World’s first transit elevated bus, TEB-1 on its launching test Tuesday in Qinhuangdao, North China’s Hebei. The 22-meter-long, 7.8-meter-wide and 4.8-meter-high TEB-1 can carry up to 300 passengers over the top of cars and let traffic pass underneath it. TEB-1 moved on special rails located on the edges of the road. The speed of new TEB-1 supposed to reach about 65 km/h. The passenger section of this futuristic bus rises far above other vehicles on the road, allowing cars to pass underneath.
The test in Qinhuangdao City, evaluated the braking system, drag and power consumption.
According to the creators, the launch of TEB-1 may reduce traffic congestion by 35%. However, the date of launch of new bus is not reported.
The TEB has already attracted interest from governments in Brazil, France, India and Indonesia.