China has introduced a whole new kind of bus which is too wide and high to allow traffic keep running below it. The straddling bus makes in first appearance on the roads.
The idea of straddling bus was put forward in 2010 and Chinese officials announced that tests for the straddling bus on this May. The name of bis is TEB-1. The bus do not require new infrastructure but it can be used with little modification to road. The bus is very environment friendly because it is powered by electricity instead of petroleum. This is a good step by china for environmental safety. There is also the lessening of pollution, with smog being one of China’s greatest problems.
The company conducted its first trial run on the streets of Qinhuangdao, The interior is spacious and measures 72 feet long by 25 feet wide. Large windows provide natural light. Seats are arranged in lines to the walls and there are circular seating platforms in the middle of the ‘bus’. The bus is capable to carry up to 300 passengers.