Engineers in China have built a real-life version of the straddling “Transit Elevated Bus”. Yes, it’s the one that actually drives over cars in traffic. At 22-meter-long, 7.8-meter-wide and 4.8-meter-high, the TEB-1 can accommodate up to 300 passengers, and runs on a set of fixed rails to ensure that it doesn’t stray off course in case of human error. Continue reading for an in-depth video showing exactly how it works and what kinds of technologies you’ll find inside each vehicle.
“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 that of the subway. Its construction can be finished in one year,” said Bai Zhiming, head engineer of the TEB project.