China's "straddling" bus could ease traffic, reduce pollution

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    BY Paulina Reso

    Friday, August 6th 2010, 2:16 PM

    Umiwi.comAn illustration by Shenzhen Hashi Future Parking Equipment Co. of the 18-foot tall "straddling bus". Related unveils a $139 wireless-only KindleAspiring inventors line up to become the next big thing for 'As Seen on TV'India reveals world's cheapest tablet computer at $35Rumors swirl around RIM's secret 'iPhone killer' Tired of traffic? China’s got an answer.

    It’s a huge, elevated bus that drives above smaller cars and under overpasses.

    This 18-foot tall public bus, designed by Shenzhen Hashi Future Parking Equipment, straddles two road lanes and can carry up to 1,400 passengers, reports

    Because it doesn’t take up any road space, it can reduce traffic jams by 20-30%, according to designers.

    Even more impressive: it’s partly solar-powered.

    Cars less than 2 meters high can pass beneath the “straddling bus”. If an oversized vehicle gets too close to the bus, an alarm will go off.

    While new tracks must be built for the bus, compared to expanding the subway, these buses are a bargain. They are 30 percent more efficient and 10 percent cheaper to build than underground trains.

    Also, these high-capacity, space-conscious buses could reduce China’s fuel use by 860 tons per year, according to designers.

    The first 115 mile track is set to be built in Beijing’s Mentougou district by the end of the year, according to

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    for details u may refer to

    “Straddling” bus–a cheaper, greener and faster alternative to commute « ChinaHush
    Ginormous Bus Straddles Road, Drives Above Cars : Discovery News

    China's "straddling" bus could ease traffic, reduce pollution

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