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.