World’s First Transit Elevated Bus | The TEB-1 by TEB Technology
With the progression of our technology, we have seen some pretty miraculous things happening. For instance, Elon Musk’s Hyperloop, Self-Driving Cars and, yes, The TEB-1 Elevated Bus. Of course, this is only touching on transportation.
The TEB-1 is essentially an advanced form of transportation that reduces traveling time, decreases traffic gridlock and congestion, and increases ordinary vehicle travel time.
This behemoth measures in at an impressive 22 meters (72.17 feet) in length, almost 8 meters (26.24 feet) wide and reaches nearly 5 meters (16.04 feet) above the tops of cars. To make it even more astonishing, is the fact that it can carry more than 300 passengers at one time. Check out the videos below.
The TEB-1 took its first test drive early last month in China’s Qinhuangdao, Hebei province and proved to be extremely successful.
The bus itself was designed by TEB Technology and this beast occupies two lanes and is constructed out of two layers. The lower part of the bus is hollow and any vehicle under 2 meters can pass underneath it with ease – even if it is standing still or moving. It can also reach speeds of up to 60km/h (37.28mph) and is powered by both electrical power from the municipal electrical grid and solar power systems.
The upper level is constructed entirely just for carrying passengers and features plenty of floor space as well as adequate and comfortable seating.
Since its launch, the governments of Brazil, France, India and Indonesia have already expressed interest in TEB.
Who knows? There might be a TEB hitting one of your streets soon. [via]
Subscribe to Jebiga for a dose of the best in gear, design, rides, tech and adventure.