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China Unveiled TEB - Transit Elevated Bus proof of concept demo can let cars drive under it

Unveiled in Hebei province's Qinhuangdao, city China yesterday. This "Transit Elevated Bus" or "TEB" in short is designed to handle 300 passengers, and it comes in at 22 meters long, 7.8 meters wide plus 4.8 meters tall. That's right, it's only a tad taller than a double-decker bus for the sake of existing bridges in China, so only cars less than two meters tall can drive under the TEB.

The TEB runs on sixteen tired wheels and is guided by eight pairs of rail wheels. It's supposed to reach 40 to 50 km/h (about 25 to 31 mph) just 300-meter demo instead of the original 1km distance.

It was more of a proof of concept demo rather than a technical test run, because the vehicle here isn't the real deal. No bridges, no traffic lights, no crosswalks and no turns. Still, it was able to wow some folks, especially those who were allowed to board the TEB to get a taste of the large space inside -- a bit like an enlarged subway train as opposed to having long rows of seats like a ferry.

Could this the answer for the heavy TRAFFIC? 

Source: Xinhua,

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