I think about a world to come where the books were found by the golden ones, written in pain, written in awe by a puzzled man who questioned, "What are we here for?" All the strangers came today and it looks as though they're here to stay.

-David Bowie "Oh! You Pretty Things"

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

China's Straddle Bus

In order to reduce the nation's production of Greenhouse gases and energy as well as reduce automotive congestion without widening roads, Shenzhen Huashi Future Parking Equipment in China has developed a 4-meter high "Straddling Bus." It is essentially a bus on a track that can drive over any automobile 2-meters high or shorter.

I'm still not certain how the bus will cope with turns in the road or tall vehicles, or how automobiles will deal with lane changes, but I have to say that this is almost as smart as cars with stilts, springs, or raccoon buses.

More information on the straddling bus can be obtained here or here.

1 comment:

  1. I think this is absolutely amazing and scary at the same time. We can learn a lot from the innovation in China. I’ll be moving to China soon so maybe I’ll be among the first to ride the giant bus…