Futuristic bus is for tourism, not public transport
The futuristic public bus TEB1 is just for tourism, and not for transport, local authorities said in Qinhuangdao, North China’s Hebei province, where the elevated bus took its first road test on Aug 2.
The TEB-1 has been advertised as a solution to traffic congestion as its passenger compartment rises far above other vehicles on the road, allowing cars to pass underneath.
But it is over-weight for current roads, as it would reportedly weigh over 100 tons when fully loaded with 1,200 passengers.
It’s also impossible for it to make a turn with its long carriage. Almost no current road junctions are vast enough for it to turn around safely.
It’s also hard for passengers to escape from its elevated carriage in case of fire and other accidents.