China’s new elevated bus straddles traffic and it’s amazing

The Transit Elevated Bus made its first test run on Tuesday, and it is quite a sight to behold. The TEB-1 is 22 meters (about 72 feet) long, about 25.5 feet wide, about 16 feet tall, capacity for about 300 passengers and underside clearance of about 7 feet. The incredible technology has already garnered the interest of 3 other countries.

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Reports in the Chinese media are claiming that the futuristic Transit Elevated Bus, which was revealed last week, is little more than a money-making scam. Several media outlets in China have speculated the TEB project is bait to attract money from investors, as it is funded by crowdsourcing. Reports claim the ‘test run’ didn’t simulate real traffic conditions, as the TEB only travelled around 300 metres. Other criticisms include the height of the TEB’s underpass, which has a maximum clearance of 2.1 metres, though China’s height limit for vehicles is 4.2 metres. Adding to the conspiracy theories are questions over how the vehicle would turn or go through intersections.

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My sister’s eating paint chips again
Maybe that’s why she’s insane
I shut the door to her moaning
And I shoot smack in my veins
Wouldn’t you?
See my neighbor’s beating his wife
Because he hates his life
There’s a knock to his fist as he swings
Oh man, what a beautiful thing
And death slides close to me
Won’t grow old to be
A junkie wino creep
Hollywood glamorized my wrath
I’m a young urban psychopath
I incite murder for your entertainment
‘Cause I needed the money
What’s your excuse?
The joke’s on you


Transit Explorer Bus Prototype, 2016. Having been shown as a scale model earlier this year, China’s TEB was launched in Qinhuangdao this week. The massive high-riding bus is powered by battery packs that are charged by electric stations installed along the vehicle’s route. TEB’s pilot project will run for the remainder of the Chinese summer.