China Builds The Least Annoying Bus In The World To Help Drivers


No more getting stuck behind the bus in traffic.

Cars are a huge luxury that we now take for granted even though they allow for us commuters to have a personal bubble of space while on the way to work. Before cars were the primary means of transportation for most of the developed world, people had to walk down crowded streets or cram into trains. The problem is, the world’s human population continues to grow, and so does car ownership.The problem here is that there is no longer enough space for everyone to have their own little personal bubble to pilot to work.

Even buses take too much space, especially in China where 20 million new drivers venture onto roads each year. Overburdened traffic engineers in China tired with constantly adding lanes to superhighways have come up with a plan that may save the city streets. The genius idea involves adding rails on the side of a road so that a bus could straddle the street and pass over traffic. It may seem like a strange and outlandish idea to have a bus that resembles a moving roof, but China has traffic jams that last days and any solution helps. This should make traffic less of a pain because motorists no longer have to wait behind a stopped bus. Even though these vehicles are advertised as buses, the road-straddling contraptions will be much more.

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Each can carry up to 1,400 passengers (taking the place of 40 buses), will go up to 40 mph, and allow cars shorter than 7'0" to pass underneath. Those with convertibles or glass roofs need not worry because the underbelly of the bus even mimics the sky. A system with this type of capacity would also replace subway systems and cost far less since builders wouldn’t have to dig into the ground. Convenience is also a factor because buses like this can be adapted to road changes, unlike subways. It also saves 800 tons of fuel per year, which means more gas and less things to crash into for China's supercar fleet. It may not completely solve the pollution and overcrowding problem that some Chinese cities are experiencing, but it’s a start.

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