China’s traffic-straddling bus is real, carries first passengers

The Chinese port city of Qinhuangdao was the location for the first test of an innovative new mode of public transport called the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB), a high-riding bus that can glide over gridlocked traffic.

According to China Xinhua News, the test was carried out on Tuesday, with engineers from TEBtech, the company developing the bus, evaluating the aerodynamics, braking system and power usage.

A few passengers were also allowed on the traffic-straddling bus, which is guided by rails built into existing roads. The top speed is 37 mph.