China's 'Transit Elevated Bus' Drove Over Traffic

Odd Nugget Social-done

In a world overflowing with impatient commuters, such an invention as a time-saving bus capable of bypassing busy city street traffic is the very substance of legend. In China, it's an idea that was tried and hated.


"[...] A proposed new bus concept where a guided bus straddles above road traffic..."


The so-called 'straddle bus' or our personal favorite, the 'land airbus' literally drove over the other cars on the road to get its passengers to their destinations.

800px-InnoTrans_2016_–_Chinese_Bus…_-ish_Thing_(29861803605)-done

This miracle bus was designed in 2010 and tested in 2016 to the opposite of fanfare.

Everyone hated it.

It proved an inviable alternative for a variety of reasons (the need for rare, perfectly-straight roads, etc.) and ultimately, 32 people associated with the project were arrested for alleged fraud. Oh well. It was still a pretty cool idea.

Read up on the 3-dimensional magic of stereograms...

This article may contain affiliate links. We earn a commission on qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support!

Get Odd Mail!